What can I take before running for energy?

This question is about Nutrition and Running

Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Freelance Writer

Before a run, choose easily digestible carbohydrate-rich foods for energy. If you’re fueling within 60 minutes before a run, avoid foods with fiber, protein, or fat, since these require more time for your body to digest and may cause GI distress during your run. A few simple pre-run carbohydrate suggestions include a banana, small energy bar, 8 oz sports drink or an energy gel. 

Male runner taking an energy gel