Healthy Energy Bars
6 Energy Bars to Fuel Your Training
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Raising the Bar
Energy bars are one of your favorite snacks for good reasons: They’re tasty, convenient, and relatively healthy. But with hundreds of brands and flavors to choose from, which is best? That depends. “You need to consider when you plan to eat the bar,” says Tara Gidus, M.S., R.D., an Orlando-based sports dietitian. Before a run, for example, you want the right amount and type of carbs for an energy boost—without a trip to a porta potty. Afterward, you need more protein foods. Here’s how to find the perfect bar for every running situation.
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