Nutritional Snacks for the ATV Trail
Could what you place in the ATV operator make a difference on the ATV trail? Absolutely; after all, you wouldn't fill up your four-wheeler's tank with maple syrup and potato chips. Filling up your own"tank" with garbage is just as likely to lead to a negative outcome like fatigue, gastrointestinal upset, or distracting hunger pangs early on during a long ride.
Want to know the secret to a long and happy ATV trail excursion? It's replacing those sodas and juice bottles with clear and cool water. Though ATV drivers swear by sports drinks, they may deliver too much sugar. Though sports and energy drinks are coveted by athletes who are exerting tremendous amounts of energy, you are better off imbibing clear, pure, and unflavored H2O.
What foodstuff than a handful of trail mix to go along with your thirst-quenching jar of water? Before you start munching on a variety of trail mixes on the current market, take heed. Many of those so-called"healthy" snacks are loaded with trans-fats, unnecessary sodium, and far too much sugar. Instead of trying to sort through the supermarket options, why not make your own? In a large plastic bag, throw in a cupful of high fiber cereal, a half a cupful of nuts, a half a cupful of unsweetened dried fruits (like cranberries, apricots, or raisins), and, if you must have something sweet, a modest sprinkling of semi-sweet baking chocolate chips. Shake the bag and share it with your ATV trail buddies.
Though lots of the energy bars on the market are lacking in nutrition, there are some that are hearty enough to eat as a meal replacement. If you're going to be out on your ATV daily, you can replace lunch with one of these energy bars. Be sure your choice has at least 250-350 calories and a whopping dose of fiber. Look out for energy bars, which are all carbohydrates; attempt to find one that balances carbs with protein. Try to avoid any that are produced by popular candy makers since they contain way too high a percentage of sweetener.
One of the fruits that are most underappreciated is the lovely yellow banana, a tropical delight that packs a nutritional punch. It's loaded with potassium, though there is a medium banana just about 100 calories and has reputedly therapeutic advantages. If you can stow some of those edible gold treasures in a location where they won't get squashed throughout your ATV route trip, you will be able to profit from their natural wealth of nourishment.
Never forget that the more planning you put into your ATV exploration, the more you will escape the experience. That includes the kind, amount, and quality of foods that you bring with you on your next ATV journey.
If you plan on going offroad, be sure to wear ATV boots as a safety precaution.