Latex Allergy and Bananas

Latex Allergy and Bananas

January 31, 2019

We often hear trainers say that before we start with our workout it’s good to eat a banana for that extra energy and to eat another one after we’re done exercising. Bananas are a good source of energy, which is why it’s good food for someone who’s about to do some heavy lifting or strenuous cardio workout. But if you’re allergic to latex eating bananas before a workout is the last thing you should do otherwise you won’t be able to go on with your daily routine because you could be sporting some itchy rashes and hives after you’ve eaten that banana.

Bananas can also trigger your latex allergy because the proteins you find in latex can also be found in bananas and other foods such as avocado, kiwifruit, chestnut, plum, passion fruit, tomato and strawberry. So if you’re allergic to latex it would be wise to stay away from bananas and those other foods as well. But if you need that extra kick in your energy for your daily workout you need an alternative source of fuel and listed below are other foods you can eat to give you that extra energy:

Be reminded that you should eat these foods an hour before you start working out and not a minute later.


The beta-glucan in oatmeal and vitamin-B, iron and manganese can give you that extra energy for your workout.


The carbs in yogurt will give you the extra energy you need. The simple sugars called lactose and galactose, which are found in yogurt, get broken down when ingested and they will provide you with the energy you need.

Yerba Maté

The caffeine and antioxidants in this food are able to boost your focus, memory and even your mood. It can also boost your physical activity because of the energy you can get from Yerba Maté’s ingredients.


The chickpeas, lemon, sesame seed paste and oil are the ingredients in hummus that can boost your energy.


Edamame is one of the best foods you can have if you need energy for your workout. It’s low on calories but has large amounts of carbs, fiber and protein that can boost your energy. On top of that it has high amounts of vitamins that will take care of your recommended dietary intake (RDI) of manganese and folic acid.

One cup of edamame can already give you 79% of your RDI for Manganese and 121% of folic acid, which are very important because folic acid will help fight off fatigue while manganese will give you the extra energy.

These are just some of the foods you can eat in replacement of bananas when you’re suffering from latex allergy and all of them are effective in giving you that boost of energy you need for your daily workout.

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