Saturday, April 2, 2016

Energy Gels Energy Chews

 tapioca starch mixed with just enough water to make it liquid. It's pure carbohydrates so you might want to add protein or fats into the mix - maybe peanut butter - for really long runs. The good thing with starch is that it doesn't make you drink extra water, has a neutral taste (unlike the maltodextrin I bought from the beer brewing store), and is easy to swallow from an open soft flask (250 ml holds 600 calories worth of starch). The bad thing is it clogs any mouthpiece designed for drinking water and the starch settles into a solid mass within a few hours of not running.

maltodextrin (Now Sports Carbo Gain) and electrolytes
Tailwind  -- 

Dextrose (Glucose), Sucrose, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sea Salt, Organic Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate


Hammer Perpetuem 
HEED and PB&Js.   Gu gels
Nutella/banana/chia sandies

Dry Sweet Potatos

maple syrup 
Huma gels 
GU is stomach's worst enemy.
Honey Stinger chews
cliff shots
As for gels I use Accel or 2nd Surge
SunRype fruit bars, or fruit in squeeze pouches
Mamma Chia Squeeze Pouches! Real food and delicious.
Accel Gel. Works for me. Same people that make accelerade
baby food pouches and some clif fruit pouches
Tailwind, Healthy Warrior Chia Bars, Picky Bars, Honey Stingers and Hammer Espresso Gel for caffeine.
Mule Bar
Picky bars
Powerbar has fruit pouches that are pretty much apple sauce with dextrose. I like those a lot!
TORQ gels
Choc blocs
Chia Squeezes and Baby Food

Coconut Palm Sugar
Sucanat Sugar cane molasses
Sugar Alcohols
Agave: Nectar 
Blackstrap Molasses

Yacon Syrup

Homemade Grape Energy Chew Recipe

Orange & Lemon Energy Chew

Vegan Kiwi Fruit Energy Chew

How to make your own chew

Homemade Energy Gel Packets

5-Hour ENERGY DRINK for Pennies! How to make your own.

Guide to 10 Natural Sweeteners

Jaggery and Sugar
500g $18-20 1000g $35

Glycemic Index for Sweeteners