Forums Splitboard Talk Forum 1 Medjool Date vs. 3 Shot Blocks
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  • #572539
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    I’ve been called a hippie lately. This won’t help. I’ve been eating really healthy. Here’s a little head-to-head I put together of 1 Medjool Date vs 3 Clif Shot Blocks:

    Food……. 1 Date…. 3 Shot Blocks
    Mass……. 24g…….. 30g
    Calories… 66………. 100
    Fat……… 0………… 0
    Sodium…. 0………… 70mg
    Potassium. 167mg….. 20mg
    Carb……. 18g…….. 24g
    Fiber……. 1.6g……. 0
    Sugar…… 16g…….. 12g
    Protein…. .4g……… 0
    Vit A……. 35 IU……. 0
    Vit C……. 0………… 0
    Calcium… 15mg…… 0
    Iron…….. 1mg…… 0

    And here’s the best part:
    Price……. $.25……. $1.00

    Hmm… I think the hippie food wins.

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #623406
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    Haha sweet. Obv the date owns in potassium. But where the fuck do I buy these? Are dates like big raisins?

    I’m getting “hippie” too. I just dropped $250 on a juicer. It rocks! :bananas:

    I’m a Tri-berry GU fan myself. GU>>>>Clif

    #623407
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    Nutrition
    GU

    Serv. Size 1 pack (32g)
    Amount Per Serving 0
    Calories 100
    Calories from Fat 0
    % DV*
    Total Fat 0g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Sodium 50mg 2%
    Potassium 35mg 1%
    Total Carb 25g 8%
    Sugars 5g
    Protein 0g
    Vitamin C 170%
    Vitamin E 100%
    Calcium 2%

    #623408
    nothingmuch
    358 Posts

    I’m not surprised… A friend of mine told me that in Taiwan he and his friends put a prunes in their water bottles for hiking because they work like recovery drinks.

    I also prefer fruit to candy, especially dried figs. I don’t know what their nutritional value is but they taste great. Processed sugar gives me a boost but the sugar crash always comes at some later point. I don’t get that from fruit, it’s just good fuel.

    #623409
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    trader joes dried mangos!

    #623410
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    Yup, dates are a good source of carbs. One thing is that GU contains BCAAs, and these should really help fight long term fatigue, also, I need about 300-500 mg. of sodium per hour to keep up my electrolyte balance, so if using dates one may have to add an additional source of sodium-or risk debilitating cramps.
    The +$ version of GU (Roctane) includes a higher percentage of BCAAs, and should work better for longer efforts at high output. I really like EFS liquid from First Endurance as a high performance all day type of fuel-high in electrolytes and BCAAs.
    Sugar crash should not really be a concern while one is working, as one should be continuously raising the blood sugar levels by taking in fuel. The predominately long chain carbs in GU will not produce a crash, but recent research tends to show that a higher level of calories can be absorbed with a higher percentage of simple sugars are in the mix. The EFS liquid uses the higher simple sugar approach, and has worked well for me for 9 hour bike races, no crash, and really good long term energy production.
    Adding dates or figs to the mix can be a nice change form engineered fuels, but one should also note the diuretic affect of these fruits, they will affect different folks differently, I stay away from them while on the bike, as urgent bowel movements are inconvenient.

    #623411
    seeknpow
    87 Posts

    All this talk of prunes and dates sounds like a good way to
    soil your drawers. Snickers and peanuts will keep you going until you hit your cold frostys at the bottom

    #623412
    Hyakbc
    53 Posts

    Preaching to the choir here. Another vote for TJ’s mangoes and TJ’s coconut date rolls!

    #623413
    bones get broke
    298 Posts

    I go with dried Banana chips and dried Appricots. I’m pretty sure that combo (+ water) has got just about everything one needs for an active day. Plus, you can’t compare the flavor of dried fruit to the flavor of slimy goo and plastic. Some of that stuff just makes me laugh. A couple of bucks for a wierd pouch of slime that most folks instantly wash down with water?? No thanks.

    #623414
    ACheateaux
    16 Posts

    TJ’s dried pineapple! I drop $300 every time I’m in CA at TJ’s to bring home, and have family send me care packs.

    #623415
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    My favourite? “Rockets” hallowe’en candy! Get a cart load for a few bucks and they’re all dextrose! Cheap and straight into the bloodstream.
    Buy too many for the little kids at hallowe’en and you have enough for the whole season.

    #623416
    nedrapier
    235 Posts

    Cashew nuts for me!

    Noticed it on a long MTB ride a few years ago. There were about 8 of us, and we stopped every now and then for snacks, breather and regroup. We always offered round what we had and it took me a little while to realise that the most enjoyable “ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK!! POW!!” climbs came after the stops where I’d had Sarah’s cashews. Mix of raisins and cashews – perfect.

    I get a crash from mars bars and similar, maybe because it’s tidier to have the whole thing, rather than have a bite/square like you would with anything else.

    Having dry snacks also lets you know earlier if you’re getting a bit dehydrated. Trying to force-feed myself cashews and raisins in the morning of a 24hr race, dehydrated > hardly any saliva > mouthful of sticky gak > dry heaves > downed whole bottle of water > started to be able to eat again.

    And these guys: :bananas: :bananas: :bananas: :bananas: :bananas:

    Fresh ones not much cop when it’s cold though. dry chips, though: :bananas:

    #623417
    Rico in AZ
    559 Posts

    Enough of this hippy shit.
    I’ll leave you with the bottom line in nutrutional wisdom,from our very own bcrider,

    @bcrider wrote:

    I just ate a donut and washed it down with a soda. 😆

    #623418
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    I just bought some organic dried dates cuz of this thread. Damn you Storn!

    #623419
    nothingmuch
    358 Posts

    Umm, wtf? You really think shitting yourself is still a problem? This has been solved long ago.

    #623420
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    @BGnight wrote:

    I just bought some organic dried dates cuz of this thread. Damn you Storn!

    Oh no! What have I done!?! If this keeps up we’ll all just have to go over to telemark.

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #623421
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    @SanFrantastico wrote:

    If this keeps up we’ll all just have to go over to telemark.

    Eff that, I’ll wear wool, but I’ll be damned if I give up deodorant!

    #623422
    aliasptr
    282 Posts

    @bones get broke wrote:

    I go with dried Banana chips and dried Appricots. I’m pretty sure that combo (+ water) has got just about everything one needs for an active day. Plus, you can’t compare the flavor of dried fruit to the flavor of slimy goo and plastic. Some of that stuff just makes me laugh. A couple of bucks for a wierd pouch of slime that most folks instantly wash down with water?? No thanks.

    I loooooooove banana chips and apricots. Unfortunately my girlfriend (fellow splitter and partner in crime for all things outdoor- well all things in general!) has all but banned banana chips. Turns out most have a ridiculous amount of saturated fat http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-banana-chips-i19400 because they’re fried in oil or some crap….http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_chips You can find them dehydrated but they’re a lot different than the banana chips I’m used to and enjoy!

    So jealous. Haha

    #623423
    ndrider
    33 Posts

    Eat more Eat Mores! And Cadbury too. Might as well enjoy what you eat.
    I don’t know about you but I burn about a million calories on the up, and what kind of monosaccharides you eat doesn’t matter much.

    Remember, :guinness: is good for you!!!

    #623424
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    I’m getting “hippie” too. I just dropped $250 on a juicer. It rocks!

    Yeah dude I have a juicer too but mine was maybe $45. I take a juice break every morning, the joys of working at home. Check out this one, 16 oz Gatorade vs 16 oz Carrot Juice:

    Food…….Gatorade …………Carrot Juice
    Mass…….454g………………454g
    Cal……….118………………..182
    Fat……….0…………………..0
    Sodium…..177………………..132mg
    Pot……….68mg………………1326mg
    Carb……..29g…………………42g
    Fiber………0g…………………..4g
    Sugar……24g………………….18g
    Protien……0g……………………4g
    Vit A……..0 IU…………..86,823 IU
    Vit C………2mg……………….39mg
    Calcium…..5mg………………109mg
    Iron……….0mg…………………2mg

    Price……..$.75…………………$.95 (If made fresh)

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

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