Tag: endurance sports

For a workout energy boost, reach for raisins

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!)

1 Comment July 30, 2012


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