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Toxic sodas and sports drinks exposed in new GAIAM TV episode of 'Secrets to Health'

10/20/2013 - Have you ever wondered what's really in a can of soda or a sports drink? The Health Ranger and Dr. Ed Group reveal the truth in the latest episode from GAIAM TV called "Toxic Beverages Exposed." Watch the preview trailer at: Or learn more about the full...

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'...

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 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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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