I recently read this great short article titled 4 Foods With More Potassium then a Banana. How could I not click on it? Before scrolling down, see if you cam guess which 4 foods have more potassium then a banana.
When you exercise, you lose water and also electrolytes (sodium, potassium, and chloride to name a few). Potassium helps to maintain proper fluid balance. “Potassium helps your muscles to move, your nerves to work, and your kidneys to filter blood.” (Webmd) For more information check out Potassium: Heart Benefits.
If you have low levels of Potassium you may have low energy and endurance during exercise.
I am sure most of you have had bananas post workout, but here are some other options to try to help promote recovery after your workouts.
2. SWEET POTATO
3. PLAIN NON-FAT GREEK YOGURT
4. COCONUT WATER
Luckily I am a fan of all these options!! Are you?
Do you ever get muscle cramps?
Are you ever super thirsty after a workout?
I have never really had muscle cramps before. I always try to stay well hydrated which probably helps and after my intense workouts, I make sure to have some sort of potassium food source as well as replenish my other electrolytes!