The research suggests that honey makes a great exercise fuel and recovery food. So how do you use it?
Honey is a source of carbohydrates, providing energy, sweetness, as well as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, with around 64 calories and 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon.
You can use it as a substitute for energy gels, squeezed into your water bottle as an easy substitute for sports drinks, spread on toast or bagels, drizzled over hot cereal, or added to your protein and fruit smoothies.
It can also be used as a dip, mixed with peanut butter or light cream cheese for dipping fresh fruits or vegetables.
However you use it, including this naturally healthy carbohydrate source in your diet could improve both your training and recovery.