As far as nutritious breakfasts go, we thought we had it all figured out. Eggs and avo: good. Brioche French toast: bad (but delicious). And we would have thought bananas ranked pretty highly on the health scale. But, according to one New York-based nutritionist at least, the phallic fruit is actually one of the worst options for your morning meal.
In an interview with The Sun, Dr Daryl Gioffre says the surprisingly high sugar content in bananas makes them unsuitable to be eaten first thing. "Bananas seem like the perfect option to grab and go in the morning, but with a closer look, you'll find that bananas eaten alone aren't the best option because they're 25 per cent sugar and moderately acidic," he says. "Without balancing this banana breakfast with a healthy fat, many of banana's benefits are lost, while spikes in blood sugar and acid are gained."
The solution? Dr Gioffre wants us to pair our banana with a healthy fat for a more balanced breakfast - or risk a mid-morning sugar crash and pre-lunch hunger pangs. Next question: does Nutella count as a healthy fat? We'd ask Dr Gioffre, but we have a feeling we don't want to know the answer.