Sports drinks are popular because they help athletes thrive and recover during physical activity. Which drink is best and is a drink the best option to get the nutrients and salts you need back into your system after athletic activity.
The NY Times recently challenged the idea of sports drinks comparing them to a fruit many of us have had, the banana.
Which do you think won? Check out the article below
Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study
GRETCHEN REYNOLDS APRIL 4, 2018
A banana might reasonably replace sports drinks for those of us who rely on carbohydrates to fuel exercise and speed recovery, according to a new study comparing the cellular effects of carbohydrates consumed during sports.
It found that a banana, with its all-natural package, provides comparable or greater anti-inflammatory and other benefits for athletes than sports drinks. But there may be a downside, and it involves bloating.
For decades, athletes and their advisers have believed, and studies have confirmed, that eating or drinking carbohydrates during prolonged exertion can enable someone to continue for longer or at higher intensities and recover more quickly afterward than if he or she does not eat during the workout.