Member Question: Energy Drinks vs Sports Drinks

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Sport drinks replenish what is lost during exercise, such as electrolytes, water, sugar, while energy drinks are designed to provide a boost in energy.

Member Question

Does anyone use any of the new so-called "energy drinks" for anything such as before a training session? I'm talking about all the trendy new drinks like Red Bull and Full Throttle and such. I've tried a few of them here and there, and I know some of them are mostly just a bunch of sugar and caffeine, but they do tend to put me in a mood to workout on days when I'm really dragging around the office. They don't seem to be too healthy of a drink. Just wondering what everyone else's take on these were.

 

Answer from Marni Rakes, MS, ISSN

 

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Without a doubt, sugar, or an equivalent simple carbohydrate, is found in almost every food in the world. [.....]

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date: June 17, 2008

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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