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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Chocolate Milk As A Sports Drink? I Don't Think So!!

Here is a great example of how information from a study gets misrepresented. I think it is very misleading testing athletes to exhaustion and then telling the public that this applies to the sedentary exerciser. What is the practical application? It doesn’t really mean anything to general public unless they exercising till exhaustion.... Over 2.5 hours of continuous exercise...Who is doing this that is sedentary? Also they forgot to mention that in the study the
Chocolate milk had more carbohydrates than the other beverage tested. That's not fair when you are exercising till exhaustion and you are a "trained" athlete! Read the rest of the story performed a strenuous workout then drank one of three drinks. One group got standard 2 percent chocolate milk, another drank fluid- and electrolyte-replenishing Gatorade and a third group Endurox R4, a specially formulated beverage with a "patented 4 to 1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein" and other ingredients aimed at replenishing muscle glycogen stores and helping rebuild muscle.


At 5:42 PM, Blogger Newbirth said...

Makes sense. When exercising that hard the higher the carbs the greater the endurance.

Personally, I just drink water at the gym and also make use of sugar free protein shakes.


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