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Powerful Reasons Why Lifters Eat Bananas

The health benefits explained

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Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world for good reason. Eating them could help lower blood pressure and reduce the risks of cancer and asthma.

Bananas are rich in a mineral called potassium. This mineral is important as it helps maintain fluid levels in the body and regulates the movement of nutrients and waste products in and out of cells.

Bananas provide a variety of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin C, Fibre, Magnesium, Vitamin A and Iron.

Other reasons to eat bananas include

  1. Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin -- the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
  2. Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar.
  3. Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and night time leg cramps by eating a banana.
  4. Counteract calcium loss during urination and build strong bones by supplementing with a banana.
  5. Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas.
  6. Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.
  7. Bananas act as a probiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
  8. Got the runs? Bananas are soothing to the digestive tract and help restore lost electrolytes after diarrhoea.
  9. Eating a banana between meals helps stabilise blood sugar and reduce nausea from morning sickness.
  10. Rub a bug bite or hives with the inside of the banana peel to relieve itching and irritation.
  11. Eating a banana can lower the body temperature and cool you during a fever or on a hot day.

Best times to eat banana

  • In the morning
  • Pre and post training
  • When you need an energy boost

Best ways to eat bananas

  • By itself Sliced up in your porridge
  • In your protein shakers
  • As part of a fruit salad
  • In your smoothies In pancakes

Checkout some exclusive LA Muscle recipes with banana by clicking here

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