bananas vs carbohydrate drink

Are Bananas Really Worth the Calories?

September 17, 2015

By Mandy Oaklander. Time Magazine Read the original article. 5/5 Experts Say Yes. Last year, a zoo in the U.K. attracted international attention when it banned bananas from its primates’ cages. The reason? According to a zoo spokesperson, they’re too sugary for monkeys, too caloric, and they could give rise to health problems like type-2 […]

Bananas as an Energy Source during Exercise: A Metabolomics Approach

May 17, 2012

David C. Nieman, Nicholas D. Gillitt, Dru A. Henson, Wei Sha, R. Andrew Shanely, Amy M. Knab, Lynn Cialdella-Kam, Fuxia Jin Abstract This study compared the acute effect of ingesting bananas (BAN) versus a 6% carbohydrate drink (CHO) on 75-km cycling performance and post-exercise inflammation, oxidative stress, and innate immune function using traditional and metabolomics-based profiling. Trained cyclists (N = 14) completed […]