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Ask Levi: I’m Looking for a Sugar-free Energy Bar…

If you are diabetic and looking for a sugar-free energy bar, there are a few options that may work for you. Here are some energy bars that are supposed to be safe for diabetics…

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Rolled Oats and Steel Cut Oats – Is There a Difference?

There is a big debate about which is healthier, rolled oats or steel cut oats. Let us compare the various types of oats and oatmeal and see just which kind is healthier and tastes better…

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Ask Levi: Do You Really Need Electrolytes?

A commenter recently remarked that the sugar and electrolytes in Gatorade aren’t needed. That is a very broad generalization, and those tend to be wrong, so here are my thoughts on the issue of sports drinks and their sugar, calories, and electrolytes…

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How Much Caffeine Is In FRS?

FRS Healthy Energy is still being hotly debated. I was recently asked about the caffeine content in FRS, so I’ll expand on that today. FRS is fairly low in caffeine, but to better illustrate this point, here is a chart of common energy drinks and their caffeine content…

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5 Reasons Oatmeal Is The Perfect Breakfast for a Long Day

If I have a long day ahead of me, there’s only one option for breakfast – oatmeal. Oatmeal is quite simply the perfect breakfast for a long day. Here is why…

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5 Great Snacks That Hit The Spot on Long Endurance Rides

While foods like Powerbars are great for hard rides and races, it’s hard to get past the desire for “real” food. If there’s a good time to eat real food instead of processed bars, it’s on long endurance bike rides. Here are 5 great choices.

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Watermelon Juice Smoothie, The Perfect Summer Treat

There’s nothing like a ripe watermelon on a warm summer day. If you’ve had enough to eat, why not make some watermelon juice? It has great watermelon flavor with a little extra kick.

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Where to Buy FRS Energy Drink

Are you looking for where you can buy FRS energy drinks? These days you can buy FRS online or in a few select retail locations.

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Battle of the Healthy Energy Drinks: FRS vs ACT

Now that I’ve had some time to put FRS through the paces, I can compare it to ACT Energy Drink, which I’ve used for a couple years already. Here are my thoughts and opinions in this head-to-head comparison.

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What Is FRS Healthy Energy Drink?

FRS Healthy Energy is getting more and more popular every day, but some people aren’t in the loop, and they’re always asking me what this FRS stuff is. You can see I have already explained my thoughts on FRS Healthy Energy, but if you don’t even know what it is, keep reading. For those of you who have missed out so far, here is a brief explanation as to what FRS is…

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FRS Healthy Energy Drink – My Thoughts and Experiences

It was an intense, energy-packed test, but it was fun, and I have finally finished my FRS Healthy Energy reviews. It sure took a lot of time (and money) to get everything tested in a variety of situations, but I have finished, and all my reviews are posted. Check this out to see my final thoughts and suggestions for picking the right FRS drink for the occasion.

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Simbree Bites vs Chunks of Energy

Who is king of the miniature energy bar variation? Is it the Simbree Energy Bites or Dancing Star’s Chunks of Energy? Since there are only two products out there like this (that I have had,) I figured a head-to-head death match would be a good idea! (But since that didn’t work out, I settled for a taste test!)

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Energy Bars Aren’t Supposed To Be Real Food

Being an endurance athlete, you probably consume energy bars, right? I know I do. They are full of carbs, electrolytes, and calories, and they are easy to eat while riding. For the most part, energy bars are a vital component in the endurance athlete’s arsenal. However, they aren’t the best idea for meal replacements. There is no substitute for healthy, unprocessed foods, (and I think we would all agree on that, even if we don’t always take our own advice.) And that’s why I hate people saying that energy bars are terrible!

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While We’re Talking About Powerbars and Carbs…

Last week when I was thinking about how various energy bars stack up against the Cheetah Bar, I decided it could be a potential Powerbar replacement. While I still think that’s true, I have some more information to pass along about Powerbars, specifically the new C2 MAX

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FRS – The Energy Drink Endorsed by Lance Armstrong

Over the weekend I discovered a new energy drink called FRS Healthy Energy. At first glance it reminded me of ACT Energy, which is a healthy/natural energy drink, so I figured FRS was worth a look. And boy was I right! It turns out that this energy

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