Are Energy Gels for Cycling the Best Nutritional Choice?
Cycling is a demanding sport and a fantastic workout. Like with any other exercise, refuelling your body after your ride is essential for good health. But what about longer rides and races? When your energy level starts to sag, sometimes you need a boost.
Energy gels are heralded as a breakthrough for endurance athletes of all types. They provide a dense energy supply in an accessible form, and they’re supposed to be packed with exactly what your body needs on a ride: electrolytes and quick carbohydrates.
These little packs come in a handy flat tube that you can tear open and consume. They also come in ‘chew’ form.
But do they work?
You might be surprised at what’s in the average cycling energy gel pack. And what’s not.
Are energy gels for cycling the answer to your sagging energy levels after a long race? Read on to find out.