Honey Stinger Fuelling your Workout

10 September 2015

We’ve all been there, midway through a workout and with zero motivation to continue. 

You might feel like you want to quit, but sometimes all it takes to turn things around is a little pick-me-up, and that’s what Honey Stinger specialises in. Known for being used by some of the elite cyclists, runners, triathletes and teams, their products are now widely available to athletes and average Joes alike. You don’t need to be running a marathon to appreciate Honey Stinger products though, as they can simply be enjoyed as a healthy, guilt-free snack if desired.

Humble Bee-ginnings

The idea for the Honey Stinger range goes back all the way to 1954 when Ralph and Luella Gamber decided there needed to be an alternative to the candy bars of the day. Since Ralph was a beekeeper, honey seemed like the obvious solution.

Today Honey Stinger has been re-established in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Its mission remains to create nutritious and great-tasting honey-based snacks including energy bars and gels, protein bars, organic waffles and chews and a range specifically targeted at kids. 

Natural Energy

The majority of the energy Honey Stinger provides comes from the organic honey at the heart of their products. Honey is a naturally occurring sugar, containing simple sugars, glucose and fructose. It is lower on the Glycemic Index than refined sugar, meaning it won’t raise the blood sugar level alarmingly quickly. What it will provide is an almost instant burst of extra energy as the glucose and sucrose molecules are utilised by the body straight away, allowing you to power through those tough periods. 

Caring For Your Body

Several of the Honey Stinger Products also contain protein, which is equally valuable with regard to an active lifestyle. The protein bars are not only great tasting, coming in a variety of flavours including Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter, but they are packed with 10 grams of high quality whey protein. That’s 20% of the recommended daily allowance in just one tasty hit.

Protein is essential in conjunction with exercise, as the body needs it to repair and grow muscles, as well as being another source of energy. The Honey Stinger Protein Bars are also gluten–free and contain no trans fats, while still retaining their great taste thanks to the organic honey that defines the whole Honey Stinger range.  The energy bars also contain 5 grams of Non-GMO soy protein, so you can enjoy them with a clear conscience. 

Looking After The Next Generation

Produced with health-conscious parents in mind, Honey Stinger offers a range of products specifically targeted at children, including mini waffles and energy chews. A smaller serving size makes them a perfect fit for a lunchbox. The fact that they are certified USDA organic and made with only the highest quality ingredients should endear them to parents looking for a healthier alternative to many snacks on the market. 

If you want to browse the whole range of Honey Stinger products take a look on thinksport.co.uk and see what all the buzz is about!