4. Gummy Bears
Despite having no real nutritional value in a real-life setting, grabbing gummy bears during a marathon is probably the only time we’ll encourage eating candy. Odd as it may seem, at zero grams of fat but high in sugar, gummy bears fit the bill for marathon fuel. You can haul a handful of these into your mouth for fast acting energy without it bothering your gut. Just be cautious and consume the actual serving size with water (as opposed to an also sugary sports drink), per Corkum. And be aware that gummy bears “are missing out on electrolytes and caffeine, commonly found in sports nutrition [products],” says Corkum.
Nutrition: 140 calories, 33 g carbs in 17 pieces
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