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    Banana Post-workout?

    I have this weight gainer right now that has both whey and alot of carbs that I take after my workouts. However it is too expensive and I will soon start taking just whey. It is much cheaper.
    But I need carbs.
    And alot of people is saying that simple carbs are the best to have right after your workout.
    I have heard dextrose is good but that's another expense and hard to find.
    I was thinking of having 1-2 bananas with my shake.
    Bananas are high in simple carbs, high on the GI index so it should be good.
    It must be better than to just have the whey without any carbs at all?
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    Bananas contain fructose(turns into glucose when they are "brown") which are bad at replenishing glycogen stores.
    Dextrose is easy to find here in Sweden, just go into your local supermarket and find "Dextropur" in the sugar-section.
    Or you could start using low-GI carbs post-wo, such as oats.
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    i wouldn't use bananas for high GI carbs post workout, but bananas do have a good ammount of potasium in them which is good for you.
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    Have oatmeal.
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    I have bananas post-workout and in the morning. When do you guys eat your fruit?

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    So are when are good times to eat bananas? I usually have one in the morning with oatmeal or yogurt. I know that the yogurt and banana can be bad due to sugar content. What else can I eat? I like oatmeal but I feel my occupation is too sedentary for the energy of oatmeal. I am desp. trying to lose weight and I know it's my diet that needs major tweaking.
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    Originally Posted by mtfuji View Post
    So are when are good times to eat bananas? I usually have one in the morning with oatmeal or yogurt. I know that the yogurt and banana can be bad due to sugar content. What else can I eat? I like oatmeal but I feel my occupation is too sedentary for the energy of oatmeal. I am desp. trying to lose weight and I know it's my diet that needs major tweaking.
    Banana's are totally fine to eat postworkout
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    Bananas are good to have post-workout, due to the potassium, which actually aids recovery. Unfortunately, a banana alone is not necessarily a good post-workout snack. If you can, try to possibly get dextrose like was suggest above. Post-workout is the one time you can just chow down on something filled with sugar. You want monosaccharides, as they are the simple sugars. What was said above is not really true, about Glucose and Fructose. Glucose/Dextrose, Galactose, Xylose, and Ribose are all monosaccharides. Any of them will do for post-workout.

    My suggestion, have a banana, for the potassium, some sort of carbohydrate with any of the sugars listed above, and try to get protein in as well post-workout.

    EDIT: I forgot entirely while I was typing what you mentioned about the whey protein. Disregard the last part of the last line.
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    ima start using the ban after work outs
    It's time to either get big or go home there is no in between
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    banana is fine

    you dont need high GI carbs post workout unless you have another activity coming up
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    When i used to do boxing, the coach told us to eat two bananas about 20 mins before work out
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    Dextrose is like ?1 here for 1kg (or like $1.something). You can get them in supermarkets.

    Cheaper than constantly bananas by far.. let alone more effective.
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    I throw a banana into my post workout shake once in a while
    carbs potassium bunch of goodies that help recovery
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