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Old 06-06-09, 06:19 PM   #1
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What about it. Nutritionally a good idea to take pretzels on a ride?
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There not going to hurt you on a long ride, and are yummy. But they are simple arbs instead of better complex carbs. So I would use other foods too, clif bars and the like.
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Originally Posted by FlatMaster View Post
Pretzels...Nutritionally a good idea to take pretzels on a ride?
Pretzels were the subject of a previous thread, "Pretzels for snacks?," started 9-18-08.

I recalled it because I like pretzels on a ride. I have told friends that I like Bike Forums because I am often prompted to respond to threads about things I have pondered, even as mundane as pretzels.

I posted to that prior thread:

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I'm an advocate of the Zone diet, which recommends eating carbs and protein together, and I have a set of carbohydrate and protein combos I find easy and compact to carry for small periodic snacks every 20 miles or so. One favorite is fat free pretzels (Snyder Sourdough Nibblers) with a yogurt drink called Kefir, the fat free version.

FYA, other choices are an apple and some walnuts (good source of omega-3), a mash of Kellogg's Special K and some non-fat yogurt, or a Zone Perfect bar or two. I even bring my own snacks on organized centuries with food stops.
BTW, on re-reading that prior post, I noted it was started by xfimpg. We had a nice exchange on a prior Training & Nutrition thread about chocolate milk as a recovery drink. He was a staunch advocate, and I have adopted that practice, if you are reading this, xfimpg. Just yesterday, I was thinking hard about that chocolate milk awaiting me at the end of a 70 mile ride.
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