This article originally appeared in Shape.

Over the past few years, it seems people have increasingly realized the importance of properly fueling up before intense workouts. Whether you're gearing up for strength training or high-intensity interval training, the idea is that you have energy from food readily available in your body so it can be used to help you perform your workout.

That said, what you do fuel up on before exercising can depend on the type of workout you're doing and your personal preference. While some folks may focus on having supplements or specialized shakes, others may like to nosh on a carbohydrate-heavy snack before working up a sweat. Well, it appears there's another pre-workout hack that you can try and many people may not even realize it's an option: candy. (See: Gluten-Free Candy Options You Already Know and Love)