Energy Bars & Gels
It is important when exercising, biking, running or trekking for long hours to keep your energy levels high. But carrying a lot of food and in your pack can be both heavy and bulky. A real issue, especially if you're already carrying other gear.
One solution that allows you to keep your energy levels high, but your pack light, is to consume energy bars & gels on the way. They are easy to carry as they're not bulky and their packaging is very lightweight. So you can easily bring your rubbish home.
This article looks at the best energy bars and gels to meet your specific needs.
Energy Bars for Trekking
Let's take a look at energy bars first. When trekking, bars are handy as you can carry them in your pocket. You can also eat them while you're walking if you don't want to stop.
Most importantly, the Gold Nutrition Salt Bar contains almost 197 mg of sodium in each bar. Why is this important? Because when you're trekking you will sweat and lose salts from your body, and you need to replenish them to avoid dehydration. The Gold Nutrition Salt Bar also contains caffeine which can prevent fatigue. These tasty bars are packed full of protein from hazelnuts and whey powder, for slow-release energy. Topped with chocolate, you won't be able to resist!
On the other hand, the Nutrixxion Oat Bar contains delicious cranberries and cashew nuts, giving it a unique taste. These bars are ideal for eating before trekking, to provide you with that well-needed energy on your journey. You can also eat them during your hikes or when you reach your destination, to replenish any energy lost.
Energy Gelss for Running
Now, let's focus on energy gels. First, what are they? Energy gels give a high energy boost during and after exercise. Specifically designed for rapid absorption, they quickly transport energy to muscles to help improve endurance. They contain carbohydrates and should be consumed with a glass of water.
For intensive training, GU Energy Roctane Energy Gel is a great choice. It is ideal for marathon runners or those training for a triathlon due to its high energy content. Containing an array of vitamins and minerals, carbohydrates, electrolytes and caffeine, it will give you that much-needed energy boost. Alternatively, a well-established energy gel is the Powerbar PowerGel Original. With a great espresso flavour, it is recommended for use during exercise, for full effect.
So, whether you're training for a marathon or hiking in the mountains, energy gels and bars are the perfect choice to keep you going.