I hate to disappoint those looking for a secret healthy cookie. Unfortunately, I don’t think there is any such thing as a truly healthy cookie. However, there are times when a cookie can provide cyclists with just what they need to keep from bonking. Let me explain.
When a cyclist bonks the glucose levels drain from their blood resulting in fatigue and light-headedness. There are many sports products out there that can help restore glucose levels. Lately, my favorite has been Honey Stingers, particularly the Cherry Blossom chews. However, if I run out or forget to throw a few packs in my jersey, I can generally always find Fig Newtons.
|Amount Per Serving||Honey Stinger Cherry Blossom||Nabisco Newtons Fig Cookies|
So why Fig Newtons? Figs are from nature and are high in natural sugars, minerals and fiber. You can’t say that about Oreos.