Dr Chris Steele MBE recommended yogurt, beans and bananas to Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes on ‘This Morning’ on 16 April 2020, as a way to boost the immune system.
Dr Chris Steele MBE – Daily Star
Indeed, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition talked about the immunological effects of yogurt, back in April 2000 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Beans are a great source of protein for vegetarians and The Bean Institute AKA Northarvest Bean Growers’ Association also talks about beans, to boost iron and therefore fight off infection. Bean Institute Baked beans with pineapple though ?
However, there are two schools of thought on beans for people with autoimmune conditions see Should Autoimmune Patients Avoid Beans and Other Legumes? (healwithfood.org) which mentions Sarah Ballantyne and her Paleo approach to autoimmune disease and a couple of studies which believe beans to be helpful.
Real life is not a lab experiment however and the body could well handle two methods of solving the same problem.
Bananas .. although they taste great, they are naturally high in sugar. One medium banana contains 14 grams of sugar, which is more carbs than a person on a keto diet would eat in a day. Berries would be a much lower carb way of providing healthy antioxidants. Bananas may be an easy food to just unzip and eat on the go, but blueberries and strawberries for example, go wonderfully well with a dollop of yogurt.