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Pack a bike-friendly snack

(HealthDay News) -- Planning a long-distance bike ride? You should pack a nutritious snack to help sustain your energy as you pedal.

These bike-friendly snacks will give your muscles the nutrients they need:

  • bananas, which are a good source of potassium and carbohydrates
  • peanut butter and jelly (or honey) sandwich on a tortilla. Swap peanut butter for almond butter or sunflower butter if you have a peanut allergy.
  • trail mix packed with nuts and dried fruits, such as raisins, apricots and prunes. Opt for salted nuts if you tend to sweat excessively.
  • an energy bar packed with nuts, dried fruits and whole grains
  • Don't forget bottled water or a sports drink.

Attribution: -- Diana Kohnle

 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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First published: 06/04/2013
Last updated: 06/04/2013