Cyclists burn up lots of energy every day – on the bike, and after a ride as the metabolism continues to work in overdrive mode. For that reason, we’re often looking for snacks that will keep us from feeling the bite of hunger, without adding empty calories.
The energy food market is on the case, however – with multiple cycling nutrition brands looking to offer alternatives outside of the traditional on bike drinks, gels and bars. Powerbar joined them recently with their ‘Energize Muffin Mix’.
Billed as ‘tasty customisable energy for during sport or carbo-loading’ the muffin mix contains the same nutritional values as the original Powerbar Energize bar. The mix delivers their C2Max Dual Carb Mix, which contains a 2:1 ratio of glucose and fructose, which is designed to feed muscles with quick to absorb energy.
Just to make sure we were getting actual quality, low fat carb that would fuel activity without excess, we compared the values with a Starbucks chocolate muffin. Obviously the muffins are bite sized and smaller, but the fat is much lower. Sugar is high, but cycling carb foods are designed to provide quick energy in the form or glucose and fructose (sugar).