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Sports Gels Vs Honey Pouches

ENERGY GELS are carbohydrate-rich gels that provide energy for exercise.

• Consists of sucrose, fructose, glucose and maltodextrin, which is a carbohydrate made from corn starch.
 • Gels provide between 20 and 30g of carbohydrate and often contain added electrolytes and caffeine.
• If your glycogen stores aren’t topped up with enough carbohydrates, fatigue, poor performance, bad recovery and even illness can occur and we hit the dreaded wall.
• In this situation, glucose or fructose is exactly what you need which absorbs quickly and efficiently, which is why endurance athletes top up their energy levels, by using gels.
• Some sports gels can cause an upset stomach, bloating, cramping, sickness and diarrhea, which is due to the amount of fructose and caffeine in the gels.

HONEY POUCHES are ALL natural, are just as effective without the artificial preservatives, caffeine, colourings and sweeteners

• According to the National Honey Board, honey provides 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon and studies have shown that honey works as well as most commercial energy gels
. • Studies have confirmed that honey is one of the most effective forms of carbohydrate to eat just prior to exercise
. • During exercise your blood sugar can drop dangerously low. According to Healthy Living, having a tablespoon or two of honey after a workout is an effective way to keep your blood sugar up
. • 30 to 45 minutes after your work out is the anabolic phase and the time when your body goes to work to build muscle and recover. Making this the ideal time to reload with your honey pouch or honey water to replenish your energy supplies.
• Add honey to your protein shake which acts as a carbonhydrate, helping your body to make the most of the anabolic window.

HONEY IN WATER

• Adding honey to your water bottle gives you an instant energy boost. During exercising fructose helps maintain it as it is absorbed slower. • Great post workout revitalizer. One tablespoon of honey in hot water or green tea after a hard workout and see the difference immediately as it revitalizes you instantly. • One tablespoon of honey contains 64 calories and no fat which makes it a healtier choice.

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