Bananas have kind of been getting a bad rap. Said to be high in sugar and starch, people have been eschewing it in favor of the beloved berry family. Marco Borges, founder of 22 Days Nutrition, begs to differ and thinks the banana should be back on the breakfast and snack plate. Here's what he has to say:
Bananas are high-potassium, making them good for your heart, and their sterol content makes them good for your cholesterol levels, and their fiber makes them good for decreasing your risk of heart disease. And bananas are an excellent choice for endurance athletes, with vitamins and minerals, easy to tote and yummy to eat. A 2012 study discovered that consuming half a banana every fifteen minutes gave long-distance cyclists as much energy as sports drinks would have.
Here are three great ways to eat them:
Oatmeal with Banana and Blueberries