- Banana is loaded with several essential nutrients
- You can prepare shakes and smoothies with banana and milk
- Milk helps you maintain bone health
Milk is extremely important for your health. It is primarily important for strong bones and teeth, as it is a great source of calcium. It is healthy to include milk in your daily diet. It is especially important for optimum growth and nutrition of kids in growing age. But what do you eat when you drink milk? Banana is one of the popular choices. Many consume milk with banana for breakfast. Health experts usually advise eating a filling and nutritious breakfast as it helps you stay energetic throughout the day. Is it healthy to eat banana with milk for breakfast? Read on to know the answer straight from experts.
Banana with milk: Is it a healthy combination?
Sweedal Trinidade who is a nutritionist at P.D Hinduja Hospital explains, "Milk is rich in proteins, calcium, riboflavin, B12 whereas banana is rich in carbohydrates, potassium, and fibre. Both complement each other in terms of macronutrient and micronutrients. Banana smoothie is an instant source of energy can serve as an excellent post-activity snack or breakfast item."
"We often come across ayurvedic concepts contraindicating the milk and fruit combination, one can always have banana as pre-activity snack and milk as part of post-activity snack. Overall its a great breakfast option to boost your metabolism at the start of your day! " she adds.
Priyanka Agarwal, nutritionist at Max Hospital explains, "Bananas are rich in dietary fibre, carbohydrates and minerals and milk is a good source of calcium and protein. Milk and banana is a good combination for people who often skip breakfast or who don't have time to prepare breakfast. It is also a good option for sports persons and bodybuilders."
How to make this combination healthier?
"To have this combination and make it healthier, one can make a combination of banana, milk and oats with 1/2 teaspoon of honey and cinnamon."
"But banana and milk are not recommended for diabetes patients and patients who are suffering from h and renal disease," nutritionist Priyanka adds.
(Sweedal Trinidade, Clinical Nutritionist, P.D Hinduja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai)
(Priyanka Agarwal department of dietetics &nutrition Max Multi Speciality Centre Noida)
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