It’s a not-so-well-kept secret in endurance sports that more and more elite athletes are loading up on nitrate-rich foods like spinach and beets to improve performance. We take a look at some of the research behind this, and give a simple and tasty recipe to get you started on improving performance through better nutrition.
Pushing our bodies to their limits also helps us become more aware of foods that just don’t sit well with us. And, sometimes, doing so can make us aware of or even induce, sensitivities to certain foods. Ever notice that you have trouble tolerating certain foods, or beverages, after a hard workout or race? Or worse yet, during a race? This is why we avoid using ingredients that contain common allergens in Enduro Bites.
When creating Enduro Bites, I experimented with practically every carbohydrate source I could find, looking to make an appetizing bar without spiking glucose levels or leading to that inevitable “rot gut”. I eventually settled on honey as one of our carbohydrate sources, and you’ll see it on every Enduro Bites' ingredient list. Learn why in today's post.