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PureFit Nutrition Bars

For most urban cyclists, sports nutrition products are a fairly low priority. Since most of us are commuting, not racing or training, we can easily find sources for carbohydrates and electrolytes at the corner store, a food cart or any number of restaurants in the city. On the other hand, many of us wear several hats when it comes to cycling and the occasional “big day out” on the bike can be facilitated by things like energy bars and sports drinks.

Recently, PureFit sent in a sampling of their nutrition bars. I tried them out over the course of a few long mountain bike rides, and I have to say I was impressed. First, they actually taste good. The texture and consistency isn’t altogether alien, and most importantly, I feel like they helped me catch my second wind after several hours on the trail. Would a PB&J or a Snickers bar have done the same thing? Quite possibly, but I digress…

Each bar contains up to 220 calories, 26g carbohydrates, 18g protein and 7g total fat. Perhaps more important than what’s in PureFit bars is what isn’t. Namely, no animal products. They’re 100% vegan. They’re also gluten free and Kosher.

Visit www.purefit.com for more info.

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One Comment

  1. vegancommuterAugust 28, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Looks good. Way more protein and less fat then the Larabars and Clif/Mojo Bars I regularly chomp on. Time to make a switch!

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