Product Natural mid-workout energizing snack


Sep 26, 2017
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Montreal, Canada.
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Running out of energy half-way through a workout can be very frustrating and prevent you from reaching your goals.

One possible way to prevent this dip in energy is by consuming some carbohydrates during the workout. The type of carbohydrate consumed during this period is key however, and fruits, especially dates, are a particularly good option.

Carbohydrates are the only mid-workout snack you should consume

Although the body also relies on fats as a source of energy, fats take more energy and time to be digested and injected into the bloodstream than carbohydrates. And for a mid-workout snack to be effective, it must quickly and easily be absorbed into the bloodstream.


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Not all types of carbs are equally effective

The best type of carbohydrate for a mid-workout boost is fructose (the sugar found in fruits), as it can be digested and absorbed into the bloodstream the fastest among all carbohydrates. This makes it an ideal source of mid-workout energy as you are in need of immediate energy.

Why dates are one of the best options

As mentioned, fruits have fructose which is absorbed directly into the bloodstream during digestion. The higher the concentration of fructose the better for mid-workout purposes, allowing you to obtain a relatively high amount energy by just consuming a small amount of food.

Just two Bam dates (20g) contain 14g of natural energy. You would have to eat an entire small apple (150g) to receive the same amount of fructose.

Dates therefore provide a far higher energy to gram ratio than most fruits, making them an ideal mid-workout snack.

Fruits and dates are even a better option than Sports Drinks

Sports drinks also provide you with sugar that can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. However, the sugar found in such drinks are processed and isolated. Processed sugar has been associated with increased obesity in many parts of the world and other health issues. Some sports drinks also contain other harmful substances such as colorants and preservatives. They do nevertheless serve their purpose and are an alternative mid-workout option in case more natural choices are not available.

What is your go to mid-workout snack? Let us in the comment section below.

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