Most people have their own pre-workout rituals and it’s very common that a banana is included in them somewhere. They’re portable and require no prep, silverware, or refrigeration so it makes them quite handy. Let’s take a look at how they can help fuel your upcoming workout:
Bananas are relatively high in carbs, which can increase glycogen stores in your muscles and increase endurance for longer workout sessions.
• Easily Digestible
The fiber found in bananas slows the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream to help performance during workouts. Their composition of simple carbs and low fat makes them easily digestible and can even calm an upset stomach. This all means endurance without weighing you down.
Bananas are a great source of potassium, which supports healthy muscle contractions and blood pressure to avoid muscle cramps.
You can eat them on their own or add some Greek yogurt or peanut butter for protein before your next workout. They can even be used as the base for smoothies.