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Besides being a delicious and filling snack, bananas have loads of benefits for people who train regularly. Read on to find out more about how bananas can benefit your clients’ training regime.
Bananas are Packed with Potassium
Potassium is well-known for its ability to get rid of cramps as well as speed up your recovery. This mineral works with the sodium in your body to assist in the recovery of muscles and nerves. The amount of potassium that bananas contain equates to 9% of your recommended daily intake (RDI). That’s a whole lot of potassium power!
Bananas Regulate Blood Sugar Levels
Bananas contain pectin and resistant starch. (Unripe bananas contain the second element.) Research has shown that these two may moderate blood sugar levels by controlling the rate at which the stomach empties.
Also bananas have a very low glycaemic index – 52 – which means that after eating a banana you’ll feel fuller for longer, so making sure that you don’t eat more than you should.
Bananas are Mood Lifters
Bananas contain vitamin B9, which has been proven to boost one’s mood, as well as tryptophan, which has been likened to serotonin, the feel-good neurotransmitter that your brain releases. This means that bananas play a part in elevating your mood.
Bananas have Fat-Burning Properties
Bananas contain a whopping 12mg of choline, which is famed for its ability to assist in the fat-burning process. Now your personal training clients have no excuse not to peel a banana: who could resist a fat-burning miracle fruit?
Personal trainers need to know which foods play a role in assisting their clients with their personal training regime. This is why an in-depth knowledge of nutrition is vital.
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