Bananas are one of the most common foods associated with running. Bananas make it on the list of things to eat before running and often seen after races.
According to Livestrong.com “Bananas have nutritional benefits that can help you fuel your muscle glycogen stores. Athletes often gravitate toward bananas because of their potassium. You need at least 4,700 milligrams per day and more if you’re losing potassium through sweating during exercise, Colorado State University Extension reports. One large banana supplies 487 milligrams of potassium, or about one-tenth of of your daily requirement. One large banana also contains 31 grams of carbohydrate, the preferred fuel source during exercise, along with 3.5 grams of fiber, which helps moderate glucose absorption and prevents hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar”.
Bananas also come in a convenient, bio-degradable wrapper, so they are perfect to throw in a lunchbox or backpack! Unwrap one today!