BANANA DOS AND DONT'S
DO eat a banana for breakfast with chicory coffee alternative as they are both pre biotics.
DON'T skip protein so that blood sugar levels are stable and muscle mass is maintained.
DO have a banana during exercise such as tennis, to maintain energy levels and prevent cramps during exercise due to their high potassium content. Bananas are high GI (Glycaemic Index) so will give a fast energy release to keep you going.
DO take protein after exercise to replenish essential amino acids required for muscle repair and stable energy levels.
DON`T combine bananas with other high GI fruits such as mangos as this is too much sugar in one serve and bad for blood sugar balance.
DO compost your banana skin as it's a great source of nutrients for plants. If you don't compost, you can make a tea from the skin, just add 1 banana skin to water for 3 days then strain and feed the water to your house plants!
DON'T have more than 2 bananas per day due to their high glucose levels.
DO eat unripe bananas as they are higher in prebiotic oligosaccharides and FODMAP safe, than the ripe bananas!
Renee Blanchardt holds a Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc Homeopathy 2005) and an Advanced Diploma of Health Science (Adv Dip HSc Naturopathy) and is originally from Australia. Renee has always had passion for homeopathy, herbal medicine and supporting individuals to improve their life quality.