Bananas are well known for being incredibly high in potassium. This is one of their most important benefits, seeing as potassium can help to reduce your chances of getting cramps as well as improving your athletic performance, mood and mental sharpness too.
But what’s more, is that potassium is also recommended for those suffering from low blood pressure. This is one of the central tenets of the ‘DASH’ diet, which basically says you should try to avoid sodium while seeking out potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
Bananas are among the best sources of potassium there is and when you combine that fact with their handy supply of energy, it’s no surprise that they’re such a favorite among athletes – especially before a big run!