The use of energy gels is becoming more widespread by endurance sports practitioners, such as road cycling or mountain biking.
Being a food supplement intended for consumption during intense sports, it is necessary to have a minimum of knowledge about what it is, what it contributes and how we should consume these products.
The idea is to get the most out of it and use all its potential during your routes and training.
Before consuming energy gels during a long route or demanding training, it is advisable to try the gel to ensure its correct assimilation, not everyone feels the same as the food they eat. Do not ingest gels in workouts or routes of low intensity, since we are giving an extra energy to our body that, if not used, will be stored. Do not forget to maintain a proper hydration. Generally, to improve and accelerate the absorption of the gel in our stomach is advised to consume it with water.
Gels do not last too much in your stomach, their ingestion will be done every 45-50 minutes, you need to take the advice of this because is not recommended to train with an empty stomach. Plan the consumption of food, water, and supplements during every sports activity.
Do not forget that energy gels are food supplements and that, in no case, is a substitute for any food. Remember to keep the wrap and throw it away when you can.
By [Jose Manuel Aguilera Rioboo].