Yes, bananas! We knew you’d be shocked by this one. As a food, bananas are actually pretty good. They’re full of fibre that helps to look after a healthy, smooth moving gut and they’re rich in micronutrients such as potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants that help to promote a healthy immune system.
But they’re also fairly high in sugar, which as we’ve learned from this list of bad breakfast choices, can cause blood sugar highs and lows, leading us into temptation to snack before lunchtime.
Sugar is a type of carbohydrate, so eating bananas means eating a fair amount of carbs, with little good fats and practically no protein. So a simple banana for breakfast won’t sustain you for long, and you’ll be hungry in no time as they’re not a complete food when eaten on their own.
Try adding bananas to homemade smoothies or chopping them up and having them on wholemeal toast. Adding a thin spread of your favourite nut butter will add a nutritional hit of protein and healthy fats. So go bananas for bananas, just make sure you’re eating them with something else to keep you full long into the morning.