Big boosts in tasty packages

Every year, sports-nutrition companies release a tsunami of new drinkables and edibles tailored to your body's energy needs, but this is one instance when too many choices is a good thing: It means you're less likely to swallow a high-performance sports drink, gel, or energy bar that tastes like medicine or sawdust. Given the performance benefits, it's worth se

Jul 1, 2003
Outside Magazine
Propel; $1.39; Low-calorie enhanced water (30 calories/24 oz) Vitamins C and E, and B vitamins to aid digestion Low-cal hydration designed for sub-one-hour workouts and with extra antioxidants to boot. Goes down real easy.
SoBe Sports System; $1.39; Sports drink (175 calories/20 oz) Caffeine, vitamins A and E, glucosamine for joints, and glutamine for recovery Supersweet refueling carbohydrates best taken after a workout. A caffeinated punch adds to its powers of rejuvenation.
Fuze Replenish; $1.39; A vitamin- and herb-infused soft drink (160 calories/18 oz) Creatine for strength, and twice the RDA of vitamin C The creatine is a postworkout strength boost, while all the vitamin C helps boost your immunity.
Clif Bar, Lemon Poppyseed; $1.59; A 230-calorie energy bar made from organic ingredients Vitamins A, C, and E, soy protein, iron, copper, and calcium A vitamin-and-mineral whopper of a meal to go. One bar a day while exercising supplies all of your nutraceutical needs.
PowerBar Energy Bites, Peanut Butter Crisp; $1.59; A 210-calorie crispy PowerBar in bite-size nuggets Vitamins C and E, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and soy protein By popping a few Bites every ten minutes, you'll experience the sustained energy of a nugget-by-nugget time-release power bar.
Honey Stinger Gel; $1.39; A 120-calories-per-serving energy gel Sodium and potassium, and B vitamins to assist metabolism Easy-to-digest energy and B vitamins in a gel form. Plus, with its new chocolate flavor, you can make a mean peanut-butter-and-choco-honey sandwich.

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