Sports Drinks: The Good and the Bad Sugars

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As we speak, a team of scientists, biochemists and nutritionists are performing experiments on the upcoming revolutionary product for improving your athletic performance.

Member question

I know you guys have probably been over this a few thousand times but here we go again. What are the "good" sugars in sports drinks? I've read about refined sugar, sucrose, dextrose. What is bad and what is good?

Answer

Although sport drinks have been around for quite a while, nutritional companies continually strive to make their drink better than all the others. As we speak, a team of scientists, biochemists and nutritionists are performing experiments on the upcoming revolutionary product for improving your athletic performance. But with all the products available for the consumer, how do you know which one(s) to take? One is claimed to be sugar free, the other has maltodextrin and the remaining drinks include ingredients that not even a PhD can pronounce. When it comes to selecting the right sports drink, opting for the best flavor may be your easiest decision!


Depending on your training goals, there are several recommendations for choosing your sport drink. [.....]

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date: July 3, 2006

mrakes1

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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