Nutrition Tip January 8 2011

08
Jan
2011

Sports Drinks

Sports drinks absolutely have their place when you’re training hard.  But, they are only appropriate immediately before, during and after training when you’re tying to shed fat.  At 120 calories per 16 ounces, they pack on some extra calories and are designed to hit your blood stream fast.  If you’re working out intensely, your body will use it for fuel.  If you’re sitting on your couch, your body will store it.

By Kelli Jennings of www.apexnutritionllc.com.

Enjoy Your Ride

Tags:

Pin It

Leave a Reply

Sponsors

Featured on these top sites

Blog Partners

Cycling 360 Podcast

Causes

Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

Sports Drink Homebrew

Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

Nutrition Tips