Substitute your sports drink with a natural booster

Consuming sports beverages during extended exercise session might increase your performance, but not everyone likes them and they can be packed with a lot of artificial sweeteners.

The solution: a banana and a bottle of water according to a recent Appalachian State University Study.

They had 14 trained cyclists complete two separate 75km time trials while monitoring their physiology and performance. The cyclists had similar performance results when they consumed either a sports drink every 15 min or an equivalent amount of whole banana and plain water.