Lets talk about a great source of fuel for workout diets—bananas. They are one of the best supplements for fast on-a-go booster and serves as energy source to sore muscles.
I always turned to bananas for my post-run quick bite, but I did some digging and clearly, I underestimated the power of that yellow friend. Turns out a banana is packed with power nutrients that are just what your muscles need post workout in order to increase muscles weight. One 9 inch banana contains –
- 140 calories;
- 2 grams of protein;
- 4 grams of fiber;
- 36 grams of carbohydrates;
- .5 grams of fat;
- 602 milligrams of potassium;
- 0 cholesterol
Post workout the body needs simple carbohydrates in order to boost protein utilization, which is essential for muscle recuperation. A fitness trainer recommended me once that for post lifting sessions, a banana is a good supplement along with some protein. It is a powerful combo for immediate muscle recovery, which actually because I could see the results week after week.
My muscle weight had increased and I was now moderating the increase with more running (that I already was doing). Turns out, it is a good source of potassium for the muscles, preventing the awful cramps I kept having. Now, I try to eat two bananas a day, one in the morning for brain fuel and once more in the evening after a hard workout with a scoop of vegan protein powder and some unsweetened soy milk. I feel vitalized after every session, because the amount of nutrients that I get from each banana has boosted the rate at which my body recoups.
This banana regularity has now allowed me to exceed my limits everyday along with a better, fit body and inner being. I am more productive every day, nothing breaks me down type feeing comes so I tend to blame it on bananas. Try including this super food in your diet and I bet you will see some fantastic results, more energy, higher stamina and a faster muscle recovery in general.
So Go bananas and stay fit!