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?
Thread: Banana Post-workout?
11-01-2003, 12:20 PM #1
11-01-2003, 12:35 PM #2
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."It's easy to praise yourself when all is going right, but I believe true character is found through adversity" - Ray Lewis
11-01-2003, 05:30 PM #3
11-01-2003, 05:33 PM #4
11-01-2003, 05:34 PM #5
08-06-2009, 04:06 PM #6
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.
08-06-2009, 04:41 PM #7
Six Star Pro Nutrition Lead Rep
- Join Date: Feb 2009
- Location: Stephens City, Virginia, United States
- Age: 25
- Posts: 3,729
- Rep Power: 8837
B.S Exercise Science
ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Certified
www.trainwithcole.com -> Physique Transformation Coaching
Snap Chat: coledreyer117
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28
08-06-2009, 04:57 PM #8
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.
08-06-2009, 05:15 PM #9
08-06-2009, 05:17 PM #10
08-06-2009, 05:19 PM #11
- Join Date: Mar 2008
- Location: Scotland, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
- Age: 28
- Posts: 473
- Rep Power: 150
08-06-2009, 05:19 PM #12
- Join Date: Jul 2009
- Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
- Age: 23
- Posts: 1,461
- Rep Power: 0
08-06-2009, 05:20 PM #13
- Join Date: Feb 2008
- Location: New York, United States
- Age: 25
- Posts: 23,283
- Rep Power: 8366