What’s the Best Food Source for Pure Energy?

Photo: flickr/haley8

Photo: flickr/haley8

We spend so much time fetishizing food these days that we rarely think about its primary role as fuel. But if you’re into high-impact sports or survivalist planning more than tapas and molecular gastronomy, io9′s Charles Jane Anders has some advice on how to pack the most energy into a single serving.

Needless to say, just because something is high in calories doesn’t mean it is a good energy source—tucking into a burger and fries is likely to leave you wanting a nap more than anything. So what’s the best option? Anders spoke with a few nutritionists and zeroed in on two somewhat surprising food choices for those seeking pure fuel: milkshakes and avocados. These items have the most calories per ounce, so you don’t need to gorge in order to get a boost from them.

[via io9]

  • http://twitter.com/jburtis John Burtis

    Ah, dawn breaks over Marblehead, this finally debunks the long held foolishness of the old, so called “training meals” we we were stuffed with before afternoon college football games and, equally, those steak and egg breakfasts offered to Marines and soldiers early before the famous amphibious landings of WWII. I would have much preferred to play on the caloric power of a “light” milkshake than on a gut full of indigestible, in the near term, “heavy” comestables.

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