I've always known that bananas were healthy, but hadn't thought of them specifically as a good fitness food. But they are actual quite a handy little package of energy and nutrients packed into a convenient ready-to-go wrapper. The natural sugar in a banana will give you a nice energy boost while the fiber fills you up, all with only adding about 100 calories to your daily total.
Plus bananas are high in important nutrients like B6 and potassium, which help with everything from managing blood glucose levels to preventing muscle fatigue. This short article is full of all kinds of interesting facts about this fruit that I hadn't heard before -- like did you know bananas can help relieve morning sickness for some pregnant women? Or that you can even relieve an irritating bug bite just by rubbing a banana peel on it?