20 Jun '12, 11am

New study: Raisins, sports chews equally good for pre-run fueling. More:

By Meghan G. Loftus A new study (abstract here ) published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition concludes that raisins and sports chews are equally effective for pre-run fueling. Researchers tested 11 male athletes. Each subject completed three time trials, each spaced apart by a week. Subjects consumed just water before one, raisins before one, and sports chews before one. In the end, researchers found the raisins and the chews improved running performance equally. (Water alone did not improve performance.) Subjects experienced only mild gastrointestinal problems with both food options. If you're into studies that pit natural carb sources against man-made ones, check out our earlier story on how bananas and sports drink match up. And if you're into fueling with foods you can find in your pantry, our nutrition editor Joanna Golub has more tips fo...

Full article: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/06/19/raisins-sports-ch...

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