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Nutrition
Food bars/gels conveniently fill the energy gap while inline skating.  And for you roller cooks,  there's even a recipe to make your own!

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Does an Energy Bar make a Meal?
A Power Bar is probably healthier than a cheeseburger but if you look at the label, you might be surprised at how high in fat and low in fiber those kinds of bars can be. You'd be better off eating an apple and some nuts, instead.

Fit or Fat?  Fueling up with Energy Bars
Are energy bars all they're cracked up to be? Their value depends on their purpose. An athlete may need one thing while the general fitness enthusiast needs another. This chart will show you the facts so that you can make an informed decision for yourself.

Health, Fitness and Safety 
Here's a generous collection of articles on safe skating, getting in shape, how to identify and prevent injuries, and a sports medicine.

Hydration 
Staying hydrated is key during exercise, especially in warm weather.  Hydra-backpacks and bladders keep those liquids flowing effortlessly while inline skating.

Not all Energy Bars Created Equal
Choose your energy bar carefully.  Some products may cause a spike in blood sugar, while others may provide a lower energy boost.

Health, Fitness and Safety 
Here's a generous collection of articles on safe skating, getting in shape, how to identify and prevent injuries, and a sports medicine.

Hydration 
Staying hydrated is key during exercise, especially in warm weather.  Hydra-backpacks and bladders keep those liquids flowing effortlessly while inline skating.

Nutrition Reviews
Read consumer reviews of nutrition products.

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The Bars

Balance Bar
They have energy bars and drink mixes.  Likened to "astronaut sticks" popular in the 60's, they are harder than most, holding up well in hot weather.

Clif Bar
They have energy bars and gels.  Clif Bars taste less processed than most, more akin to a rolled gooey granola bar, but with more energy per bite than plain granola.

Gu
They sell only gel, but in a convenient small serving.  They've gone P.C. (politically correct); however, and renamed my favorite "Naked" Gu,  to plain old, well, "Plain".

Mountain Lift
This vendor provides test results of their energy bars.

PowerBar
Another, hard energy bar, holding up well in warm weather; however, they also have gels, and online ordering.

PR Bar
PR has energy bars and drink mix.

Recipes for your Own Bars
Here are a few energy bar recipes to make at home, for much less than pre-packaged bars without those pesky preservatives.

smartFUEL
"Affordable Energy Food For Athletes."

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