Author Archives: Brad Fitch

Candy for Fuel? Why do Athletes Eat Skittles, Gummy Candy, and Other High Sugar Chews While Working Out?

Runner eating candy

If you’re a runner you may have wondered if you can swap out your high carb gels for candy. Maybe you overheard someone talking about using candy chews for energy during their last marathon, or read about professional athletes like Clare Gallagher, who bought a one-and-a-half-pound tub of Sour Patch kids before she tackled the […]

How to combat low energy while on a Vegan Diet

Vegan Diet

According to nutritionist Michelle Jaelin, the number two complaint she hears from people eating a vegan diet is that they are “tired and fatigued”. She says that this is because the risk of becoming nutrient deficient is greater when someone has cut out large food groups, especially animal products, which tend to contain higher amounts […]

What is Caffeine?

colorful array of mochashots

Caffeine is a powerful stimulant, capable of supporting the alertness needed to perform well at work and changing world history. Caffeine is the most popular stimulant in the world, used by over 90% of the world’s population. Most people associate caffeine with beverages like coffee and tea. Coffee and tea have shaped world history, from […]

Quick Energy Pick-Me-Ups

Energy Shots

Do you have the energy you need to get through your day? Having enough energy throughout the day is key for performing well at work, driving, or getting around safely, and for maintaining the important relationships in our lives. Having enough energy also increases the pleasure we can experience during our daily activities. How to […]