Dr. Oz recommends oatmeal, a banana and walnuts for breakfast
Yesterday, I watched the Dr. Oz show on TV and heard him recommend a nutritious breakfast consisting of a bowl of oatmeal with walnuts and a banana. Not a bad idea. Oatmeal lowers cholesterol and walnuts are a good source of healthy fat. Bananas are loaded with potassium which will lower blood pressure.
But what Dr. Oz didn’t take into consideration is that bananas are a high glycemic food that will raise the blood sugar of diabetics. Bananas and oatmeal in the same meal would provide too much sugar for someone with Type II diabetes.
Update, Nov. 26, 2010: I have changed my mind about bananas since I learned from another Dr. Oz show that bananas contain the same chemical that is found in pineapple, which helps arthritis. I don’t know how to spell the name of the chemical and I am too lazy to look it up. To take care of the problem of bananas being full of sugar, I just add a sprinkle of cinnamon which helps people with Type II diabetes to process sugar.