The Banana – Natures Energy Bar

| 06/04/2016 | 0 Comments More

BananasEasy to carry when you train outdoors or in the gym, bananas can be eaten before, during or after exercise and contains contains almost twice as much carbohydrate as any other fruit.

The good old banana is high in energy and gives off instant energy, full of carbohydrate, low in fat and full of vitamins and minerals.

If you are looking for a convenient source of energy without the calories, then bananas make the ideal choice.  A mars bar will give you more energy (calories) than an energy bar or banana, but because this energy is mostly in the form of simple sugars and fat, it is a quick fit and will not give you the sustained energy that you need.


1: A medium banana gives approximately 90calories.  Gram for gram, this is the same as cottage cheese.  This makes bananas the ideal food to choose in a calorie-controlled diet.

2: Bananas provide the body with a quick and sustained energy boost.

3: Bananas are all natural and come in their own biodegradable, environmentally friendly package.

4: Bananas contain a relatively high content of vitamin C, B2 and B6.

5: Bananas are high in potassium and magnesium.

6: Endurance athletes should be getting two thirds of their energy from carbohydrates.  This means eating plenty of foods such as cereals, grains, vegetables, and fruit such as bananas.

7: Bananas are an ideal way of replacing muscle energy after exercising.

8: Bananas are low low in fat and high in energy, making them an ideal snack between meals.

9: Bananas are convenient – No cooking or preparation is required.

10: Bananas are ideal for those with special dietary needs.  For example, eating unripe bananas results in a lower increase in blood sugar levels than ripe bananas and can help in the management of diabetes.

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