3. Bananas


Bananas are pre-workout beauties.

You may recall I mentioned a study done at Appalachian State University comparing the effects of eating bananas vs. pre-workout drinks during a 75 kilometer cycling performance. Bananas matched the performance of pre-workout drinks while also reducing post-exercising inflammation, oxidative stress, and improving immune function.

If you’re looking for a healthy, cheap, tasty pre-workout treat that will give you loads of energy while also providing fiber, potassium, and vitamins – bananas are the way to go.

One of my favorite attributes of bananas is that they are very easy to blend into a smoothie. A simple orange juice plus banana smoothie tastes great and only takes seconds to make.