Bananas and exercise: a match made in heaven!

Kirsty Boden By Kirsty Boden, 15th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/sb3eljsr/
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It’s no big secret that both exercise and bananas are good for the human body, and can help you lead a healthier lifestyle. However, you may not be fully aware of the tremendous benefits they possess when combined at the same time.

The perfect match

It’s no big secret that both exercise and bananas are good for the human body, and can help you lead a healthier lifestyle. However, you may not be fully aware of the tremendous benefits they possess when combined at the same time.

Read on to discover exactly why bananas and exercise should go hand in hand, and how to create the recipe for a longer and healthier lifestyle!

Stress relief

Are you becoming stressed in your day-to-day life on a regular basis? Maybe the ever-rising inflation is resulting in a struggle to make ends meet financially, or perhaps your manager’s constantly on your case at work?

Well, look no further; the solution to help relieve some of your stress is bananas and exercise! Bananas help to relieve stress by improving your general mood and regulating your blood sugar levels whilst providing stress-relieving relaxation. Exercise helps to reduce stress further by releasing endorphins into your body.

Help fight depression

Depression affects more people within today’s society than ever before for a variety of reasons. Many individuals in modern day life do very little exercise, if any at all! Teamed with a poor diet, this not only results in negative effects on your health but also can lead to a higher risk of depression.

Exercise aids in the prevention of depression by releasing endorphins. Eating bananas can also aid towards treating the condition thanks to something called tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that converts into serotonin when consumed; serotonin helps create a happy mood.

Keeping diabetes at bay

By exercising and adopting more physical activity into your day can help to lower the risk of developing type 2 (the most common form) of diabetes. It is also known to increase insulin sensitivity, which essentially targets the root cause of type 2 diabetes. Regular exercise can also help reduce high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

The consumption of bananas will aid the prevention of diabetes further through the production of white blood cells.

The ultimate pre-workout

Although you might be tempted to skip the calories, eating before you exercise will fuel your workout and maximize your efforts. Eating a banana pre-workout will uphold your blood sugar level and give you a much-needed energy boast to get started. They’re also loaded with digestible carbohydrates (aka body fuel!) and potassium, which aids in maintaining essential muscle and nerve function.

I think you’ll agree that both of these components go together to create the perfect recipe! You can adopt this lifestyle change through very little effort and with limited costs involved.

Pretty much all grocery shops will sell good quality bananas at reasonable prices, whilst exercise can be achieved for free in the great outdoors. Alternatively, if you would rather head down the gym there are now many reasonably priced budget gyms across the country.

There’s no reason not to provide your body with both exercise and bananas to live a longer and happier life!

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Diet, Exercise, Fight Depression, Fit Tips, Fitness, Health, Healthy Living, Natural Remedies, Prevent Diabetes, Stress Relief

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Kirsty Boden is a keen blogger and social media enthusiast. She has a diverse span of interests and enjoys creating quality pieces of engaging content for her followers.

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