Naturally Present And No Added Sugar Energy Gels
Out of the nearly 200 energy gels we have in the database, the vast majority of gels haze no added sugar and naturally present sugars in them. These gels are made up of fruits mostly. You'll find they will have a very high sugar count but the sugar in them isn't processed like other carb and sugar types we explore further below.
The energy gels in this section have no added sugars and are naturally present in the sugars that they use. This sugar type and carb type is the most common within the energy gel range in our database.
You will still find plenty of sugar in most of these energy gel offerings but at least they are provided from fruit and other natural ingredients.
The table has the sugars, carbs and minutes of energy expected from the gels as well as the diet and flavoring of each. If you want to see more options, just scroll through the table using the pager at the bottom to see all the other suggestions within this section.
If you are having issues with other gel types then check out this section. If you had a maltodextrin based energy gel that wasn't working for you, you can move to these suggested here and see how that goes for you.
An example is if you're training with a Clif Shot Energy Gel, which is a maltodextrin based energy gel, you can try and see how the offerings in this section work for you on long runs, most of which are puree baby foods and fruit purees with the occasional nut butter.
Most people should be ok with no added sugar or naturally present sugar energy gels because they are made of mostly raw fruits, if you're used to fruits in your normal diet, then this group type could be the best energy gel for you and keep stomach issues at bay.
Some brands to look out for when looking at no added sugar energy gels:
- Muir Energy
- Peter Rabbit puree food
- Happy Tot puree food
- Plum Organics
- Longhaul Performance
At the moment well over 80 energy gels have no added sugar. To see these, go below for the suggestion table or head to the food discovery tool to ask more questions of the database of foods.