Bananas Pips Sports Drinks As Energy Source for Athletes

by VR Sreeraman on  June 2, 2012 at 4:16 PM Research News
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Bananas beat sports drinks as energy source for athletes, a new study has revealed.

The fruit, which is rich in potassium and nutrients, has always been a favorite for endurance runners and cyclists.
 Bananas Pips Sports Drinks As Energy Source for Athletes
Bananas Pips Sports Drinks As Energy Source for Athletes

Now scientists have confirmed that as well as maintaining the same levels of energy as carbohydrate drinks, bananas also possess healthier sugars.

The study revealed that bananas contained antioxidants not found in sugary sports drinks apart from having a greater nutritional boost.

"It shows healthier energy sources can still support an athlete's high performance," the Daily Express quoted Dr David Nieman, of Appalachian State University in North Carolina, as saying.

Source: ANI

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