- Demographic Trends for Expenditures on Sports Drinks
[ClickPress, Sat Apr 13 2019] Sports drinks
are specially formulated beverages to help keep the body hydrated during or after exercise or sports activity.
"Although daily consumption of sports drinks
has decreased overall, sugar-sweetened sports drinks
remain popular, with the majority of high school students drinking them at least weekly," the authors write.
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.
It is naturally high in potassium and vitamin C, which aids muscle function, low in sodium - unlike some sports drinks
- and has natural sugars that speed up the body's fluid intake.
Academics at Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University found that nearly 90% of 12 to 14-year-olds are consuming sports drinks
such as Lucozade Sport, Powerade, and Gatorade.
BDA chairman Mick Armstrong said: "Sports drinks
offer no health benefits to children and are helping fuel an epidemic of tooth decay.
Consumer demand for more natural food and beverage products generally, and specifically those made without artificial colors, flavors, and other additives, extends to energy and sports drinks
. This trend has created gaps in the market that several small start-ups and, increasingly, not-so-small acquirers and new entrants, are aggressively attempting to fill.
Among the measured variables in this study were height and weight; consumption frequency for sports drinks
, energy drinks, and breakfast; time spent engaged in physical activity, playing video games, and watching television; and smoking status.
The campaign to remove BVO in sports drinks
was all started by a Mississippi teenager named Sarah Kavanagh.
This may be as simple as grabbing a sports drink
first thing in the morning, then using fountains, coolers and cafeteria beverages as triggers for drinking throughout the day.