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Eating Bananas May Improve Your Athletic Performance in Track and Field

August 2nd, 2014 Comments off

Did you know that eating bananas may improve your athletic performance in track and field? Bananas provide an excellent source of energy and make an excellent snack. Eating a banana may just give you the boost of energy that you need to perform your best in your track and field events. Bananas contain a large amount of potassium which is a mineral found in most energy drinks.

Potassium is the the third most abundant mineral in human body. A diet deficient in potassium may lead to symptoms like fatigue and muscle weakness so you can see how keeping an ample amount in our daily diet can be important to a track and field athlete. The majority of the potassium ions in the human body are located in the muscle cells. Potassium maintains optimal muscle and nerve function, and helps to keep our reflexes fast because it stimulates the neural connectivity of muscles and the brain!

In addition to providing the body with a good source of potassium, bananas also have many other health benefits and uses. You can find more befits of eating bananas in the video below:

Try adding bananas to your diet and see if it helps improve your athletic performance in track and field. Please comment and let us know what you think.