What are the benefits of eating banana?
Well…it helps us lower blood pressure, have a 34% less chance of developing asthma, reduce the risk of developing childhood leukemia, combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer, facilitate an increase in potassium, which can minimize the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, and so on and so forth.
I am a banana eater. I eat banana, oftentimes, twice a day; breakfast and lunch. Ever since I made the dietary changes to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my daily meals, I have noticed and experienced the positive reward that comes from paying more attention to what I put in my mouth on a regular basis.
Just like avocado, to me, banana is like a super fruit. What makes it feel so super in my mind is that I do not ever feel guilty after consuming it in its entirety. With its image plastered on all the health food websites and Instagram accounts, banana is like this perfect substitute of a muffin, an alternative healthy food option that I can always turn to whenever I am starved in anger. Until yesterday, where I discovered, shockingly, that having banana for breakfast is not a good idea after all.
According to Mike Berland, the author of Fat Burning Machine, because banana is fully sugared and dense, our body may not be able to metabolize it properly if we have it for breakfast.
What???… Are there any truly healthy food options out there? I frequently find that despite the benefits that fruits, such as banana, can give to our body, scientific researchers can always dig out some negatives to confuse us. As consumers, on one hand, we are told to eat certain foods, the more the better, because of the nutrients they carry; on the other hand, researchers and celebrity food gurus come on national talk shows to tell the public not to consume the exact foods at a specific time, due to the limits of our internal digestive system.
I am confused. Are you? Should we eat more bananas or not?