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Ashley Arnold March 13, 2012 TWEET COMMENTS 4

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Rise Energy+Bar
$23 per box of 12 1.6-ounce bars
www.risebar.com

Made with 100-percent organic fruits and nuts, the bars have a list of ingredients you can say in one breath. Rise Energy+ Bars are similar in size and consistency to Lara Bars, except that added brown rice and tapioca syrups make them softer and easier to swallow during hard efforts.

Each bar has approximately 200 calories and between 160 and 210 milligrams of potassium, added sea salt and at least four percent of your daily calcium requirement. Our long-haul favorite was the Coconut Acai, which has additional antioxidants to help fight free radicals that build up during intense workouts.

Rather than downing the entire bar at once, we ate each half at the same intervals we would have taken gels. They double as an excellent post-run recovery snack. Also try: Rise Protein+ Bars and Breakfast+ Bars (the Crunchy Perfect Pumpkin is our favorite).

All bars are gluten-free, kosher and vegetarian—some include whey and honey, so cannot be classified as vegan.



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