Honey, like oatmeal, is a natural food that can give the body a delicious surge of energy. It's easily digestible, helping it enter the bloodstream quickly. And its sweetness makes it taste like candy!
The added benefit of honey comes in the number of ways it can be served. It's a perfect topping for hot oatmeal or as an ingredient mixed into hot tea. Better yet, many runners squirt a couple ounces of honey into their water bottles. If they drink two bottles an hour -- an ideal amount -- they'll also consume several hundred calories to keep their momentum going [source: Made to Run].
Honey also works well on our next food item: whole wheat bread.