Eating more bananas may help improve your running performance. Running requires the body to convert stored energy into fuel. Runners have increased needs for certain vitamins such as B6, require greater calorie intake, and must replace electrolytes such as potassium and magnesium lost because of sweating. Bananas naturally contain these essential nutrients -- and more --and thus make a good snack for runners before or after a run.
I ALWAYS get a runner's high, I love it:) I start singing with my pod but it's totally fine. I binge like crazzzzy on broccoli, brussels sprouts, green beans, artichoke hearts, and cauliflower. And sweet potatoes:) as for fruit, my face-staffers of choice are berries, pears, apples, and grapefruit. Plus melon and mangoes…and grapes.
For years, studies have hailed dark chocolate as a tasty way to promote cardiovascular heath. Now, according to new research from Kingston University in England, epicatechin, a nutrient found in cocoa beans, may also have measurable performance benefits for athletes, similar to those of beetroot juice (a popular choice for a performance boost).