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Ditch the commercial sports drinks and artificial protein bars - Try economical, nourishing and handmade varieties instead

2/19/2013 1:18:44 AM - In a rather sad and ironic state of affairs, individuals exercising to improve health and fitness often fall into the trap of neon colored sport drinks and sugary protein bars with questionable ingredients -- believing these products support ultimate vitality and strength. Unfortunately, these 'foods'...

Lance Armstrong empire implodes under mountain of lies, intimidation, doping and betrayal

10/18/2012 - The fall of Lance Armstrong needs to be understood not merely as the self destruction of one man, but as a betrayal of one of the most powerful and important fables of our time. Lance Armstrong taught us that a simple man, if dedicated to hard work, high integrity and the admirable pursuit of greatness,...

More athletes choose real food and reject synthetic 'high-tech' sports drinks and supplements

7/24/2012 - Not all of today's high-tech, ultra-talented athletes are hooked on today's high-tech supplements. In fact, more than a few of them are beginning to do the right thing for their bodies by rejecting synthetic sports drinks and supplements, in favor of real food. The natural food phenomenon is being...

Sports and energy drinks irreversibly damage teeth by 'bathing' them in acid

5/11/2012 - If you are known by your friends for your "winning smile" or are otherwise concerned about your dental health - and you're a sports drink-a-holic - you might want to consider using a different option to help energize before workouts or quench your thirst after. That's because, according to a new...

Forget sports drinks: Coconut water is the perfect fluid to replenish your body's electrolyte balance after heavy exercise

3/6/2012 - In most cases, the best way to restore your body's fluids and electrolytes after exercise is simply with water and food, particularly fruit. In cases of severe exertion or illness, however, a quick electrolyte boost may be necessary. For those reluctant to consume sports drinks with all their added...

Sports drinks are sometimes better than water, but can also cause kidney stones and osteoporosis

3/2/2012 - Sports drinks are a favorite of athletes and some exercisers to quench their thirst and replenish lost nutrients. These drinks contain calcium, sodium and other minerals called electrolytes. An imbalance of electrolytes may be harmful. Sports drinks can help prevent or decrease some conditions by increasing...

Ola Loa is a healthy alternative to sugar-laden children's vitamins and sports drinks

11/8/2011 - A recent report from NaturalNews about children's vitamins and sports drinks lets you know many of the popular mainstream brands of both of these types of products contain large amounts of sugar. Several of our readers wrote asking for suggestions on what they can use to replace the sugary substances....

Sports drinks loaded with liquid sugars

10/27/2011 - Advertisements for sports drinks tend to portray these beverages as scientifically formulated electrolyte replacement systems designed to help athletes rehydrate their bodies after exertion. The combination of "science" with ad imagery and labeling for sports, is meant to brand these beverages as...

Mother Nature's thirst-quenching sports drink comes from twigs and leaves: Rooibos

9/9/2011 - Do you know anyone still drinking Gatorade or other popular sports drinks? If so, you may want to turn them on to Rooibos, an amazing thirst quencher (and a potent source of health protective flavonoids) made by Mother Nature. Gatorade, Powerade and other sports drinks are made with liquid sugars...

Super sports medicine

8/14/2011 - In the world of sports medicine nutrient therapy can mean the difference between winning and losing and between health and injury. Besides attitude and training nothing affects athletic performance like an athlete's nutritional profile because nutrients are the foundation of cellular function. There...

People often mistake sugary sports drinks as healthy

12/21/2010 - Manufacturers of sports drinks appear to have successfully deceived children and their parents into believing that their products are healthy, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center and published in the journal Pediatrics. "Sports drinks have...

Teens who play sports feel significantly healthier and happier about life

12/18/2010 - Playing team sports is good for teenagers' mental as well as physical health, according to a study conducted by researchers from West Virginia University and published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life. "Our study demonstrates the benefits of youth sports participation on self-rated...

New research: chocolate milk beats sports drinks for post-exercise muscle recovery

6/17/2010 - After an intense workout, instead of downing a commercial sports drink loaded with artificial colors and sugar, you'd be better off just having a glass of chocolate milk. That's the conclusion of two studies presented at the recent American College of Sports Medicine's 57th Annual Meeting held in Baltimore....

Coconut Water: Nature Provides Its Own Sports Drink

4/15/2010 - Coconut water has been a staple for tropical regions around the world for centuries. Recently it has been grabbing the attention of athletes, sports enthusiasts, and health-conscious individuals as a natural and healthy alternative to sports drinks. Not to be confused with thick, white coconut milk...

A bowl of cereal just as good for exercise recovery as expensive sports drinks

10/29/2007 - A bowl of whole-wheat flake cereal was found to be as or more effective than a specialized sports drink at aiding the recovery of the body after intensive exercise in a new study. The research was funded by Wheaties and the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, and presented at the 54th...

Review: Tesla Motors pioneers all-electric performance sports car

3/23/2007 - Just when you thought the electric car had been killed, Tesla Motors (www.teslamotors.com) has made its presence known as a newborn to the automobile market and as a provocative car company that develops and manufactures electric cars with a driving experience optimized for performance and handling....

ZAP leaps into the electric car market with plug-in sports car

2/1/2007 - Electric motorcycle and scooter manufacturer ZAP hopes to introduce an electric sports car by the end of next year, the company has announced. The car is intended to be cheaper and carry a charge longer than the electric sports cars sold by competitors Tesla Motors and Wrightspeed. The ZAP-X is basically...

Injured men finish watching sports on TV before going to emergency room

10/12/2006 - A study of emergency room case numbers over a three-year period at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore found that the number of men visiting the emergency room drops significantly during televised sports events, and surges afterward. Dr. Tom Scaletta, president of the American Academy...

Protein-added sports drinks don't boost performance during exercise, study finds (press release)

10/3/2006 - Adding protein to a sports drink won't make you race faster, suggests findings from researchers at McMaster University. "Sports drinks improve performance during prolonged exercise because of two key ingredients: carbohydrate, which provides fuel for working muscles, and sodium, which helps to maintain...

Weight-bearing Sports Build Bone Strength in Girls (press release)

8/14/2006 - For adolescent girls, sports such as soccer—which combines weight-bearing exercise with repetitive impact from running and jumping—have the greatest effect in increasing bone density, thus reducing the lifelong risk of osteoporosis, reports a study in the current issue of the journal Pediatric Physical...

Physical education is key to improving a child's confidence, brainpower and long-term health

8/2/2006 - One of the most important things parents can give to their children is a physical education or involvement in organized sports activity. Physical education has slipped in priority over the last few years, especially in our public schools. Some schools don't even have recess anymore. They're producing...

Sports Drink Can Be Tough on Teeth (press release)

7/31/2006 - Sports and energy drinks can be wonderful potions that hydrate top-tier athletes and weekend warriors alike. But here's some advice about their use, not from your trainer or your coach, but from a dental school professor: If you choose to use them, chug them. Don't sip or savor them all day. That's...

New Sports Line Activates the Release of Chemicals Which Can Enhance a Player’s Performance and the Authorities Can’t Ban (press release)

7/3/2006 - New York College of Health Professions announced today that it has received an exclusive license on a patented, new line of clothing and accessories that provide the benefits of acupressure to specific points when in contact with the body. This product line is so easy to use that it can be self administrated...

Interview with Seth Bovio of Ultima Replenisher sports drink

6/6/2005 - Mike: I'm here with Seth Bovio of UltimaReplenisher.com, of the Ultima-Health products line. I understand you have a sports drink that's not sweetened with lots of refined sugars. Bovio: Actually, there are no refined sugars whatsoever, and we keep it natural. The reason we do that is we want to...

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