Month: January 2017

Free webinar – DIY sports drinks and gels that nourish, not deplete

The basis of a sports drink or gel is sugar, water and salt. There are now various forms of sugars used, but it doesn’t get too much more complex than that. However, manufacturers add flavours, colours and sweeteners to individualise their taste. Additives need to be detoxified out of the body these come at an energetic cost to the athlete.

Sugar-free and ‘diet’ drinks no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks

Sugar-free and ‘diet’ drinks are often seen as the healthier option, however, researchers from the Imperial College London argue that they are no more helpful for maintaining a healthy weight that their full-sugar counterparts. The research was conducted by academics from Imperial College London, University of Sao Paulo and Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil. They provided a commentary on current research and policy into sweetened drinks. They found that not only were they sugar-free drinks no better from weight loss, but that they may also be detrimental to the environment.