Tag Archives: Drinks

Why bananas are better than sports drinks

At the end of a race, you’ll often see runners reaching for bananas to replenish their tired bodies. Although weekend warriors might be more likely to reach for a sports drink, serious athletes know there are better alternatives. And a new study from Appalachian State University offers proof that bananas may be a better choice than sp… Sports & Fitness ...

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Love it, Like it, Hate it: Sports drinks for CCC 10-K

Please enable Javascript to watch this video The Crescent City Classic is Saturday, and one of the key things for runners and walkers to remember is to stay hydrated.  But replenishing fluids doesn’t have to mean drinking sugary sports drinks.  Today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on which fluid replacers are packed with electrolytes with little or no added ...

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Avoid sugar for a longer life: Fizzy drinks and sweets 'have major role in disease'

Evidence is growing that calorie-packed sweeteners – such as high fructose syrups found in fizzy drinks, biscuits and cakes – have major roles in disease.Public health campaigns are now recommending strict limits to the consumption of these “free sugars.” Part of the problem is that guidelines target sugar only for its calories rather than as a potential cause of… Daily ...

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High blood pressure WARNING: Energy drinks could cause heart and kidney damage

Energy drinks could increase the risk of developing a number of health conditions, including high blood pressure, obesity, kidney damage and mental health problems, according to Harvard University scientists. The negative health impacts outweigh the short term benefits – energy and stamina improvements, athletic performance and concentration – said the researchers. Selling energy drinks to children and adolescents should be ...

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