Besides being rich in energy and potassium, bananas are great mood boosters. They are a good source of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter. Eating bananas can also protect against muscle cramps during workouts and night time leg cramps.
Oats contain beta-glucan which has been shown to lower blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Coronary heart disease has multiple risk factors and altering one of these risk factors may or may not have a beneficial effect.