July 30, 2012
What raisins lack in good looks (it was impossible to find an attractive photo of these little buggers!), they make up for in their energy-boost abilities. In fact, raisins work as well as sport chews for an energy boost, says new research published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition–making them a great natural alternative for endurance athletes.
In the study, after an 80-minute run, followed by a 5k time trial, runners who consumed sport chews or raisins were one minute faster in the time trial than those who only consumed water.
(Additional bonus: I’m pretty sure raisins are a whole lot cheaper than those sport chews. Raisins FTW!)