Work-It-Out With Gummy Bears

gummy-bearYou probably grab a quick snack before you hit the gym for a jolt of energy, but what you nibble on afterwards is just as important. A snack with a little protein is a common go-to, but new research has some food for thought: Gummy bears may actually be your best bet.

According to new information published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, foods with high glycemic carbs are the ideal foods to eat after a workout to help you replenish glycogen (the storage form of glucose that helps fuel your body during exercise). And you guessed it: Gummy bears are filled with these fast-digesting carbs — as are oatmeal, potatoes, and white bread.

Of course, this isn’t an invitation to eat an entire bag of gummy bears. There are approximately 140 calories in a package of Haribo gummy bears (17 bears total). You may just want to snack on a few to help your body’s recovery, and not so many that you cancel out your workout’s calorie burn entirely.

~Good House Keeping Magazine

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