It should be!
A new piece of research has confirmed what I’ve been telling people for years; that a banana is just as good as a sports drink to fuel your performance during a high intensity workout.
Researchers gave subjects either a sugary sports drink or a half a banana every 15 minutes during an intense 75km cycling workout.
After testing the subjects’ blood for metabolic markers before and after the exercise, they concluded that there was no difference in performance between groups. In fact, they concluded that,
“. . . not only was performance the same whether bananas or sports drinks were consumed, there were several advantages to consuming bananas“
The benefits of a banana include antioxidants not found in sports drinks as well as fibre, potassium and Vitamin B6. All that, in a handy-dandy portable package!
As far as I’m concerned, this is just one more reason to convince you to skip the high-priced koolaid and all the marketing hype. Stick with water for hydration, and real food for energy and nutrients!
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