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A thirst-quenching beverage used in sports and related activities, to rehydrate, boost energy and replenish electrolytes lost to sweating. All sports drinks contain water, sugar, salt, potassium; some contain extras—e.g., amino acids—meant to build muscle mass

sports drink

Performance drink Sports medicine A thirst-quenching beverage used in sports-related activities, which may boost energy and/or help build muscle mass; water, sugar, salt, potassium are common to all SDs. See Hydrotherapy, Water.
Sports drink
True Isotonic drinks Replace fluid and electrolytes lost during lengthy exercise
Carbohydrate drinks Contain glucose polymers and are intended to replenish energy reserves during and after exercise
Protein drinks Amino acid drinks Commonly made of whey, a bovine milk product and are used to help recuperate fatigued or overly stressed muscles NY Times 7/12/94; C6
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Better-For-You Sports Drink Brand Inks Multi-Year Partnership as Exclusive Drink of the Nation's Premier All-America High School Football Platform
Will says, "we couldn't find a sports drink that wasn't artificial, ineffective or too sweet, so we took to the kitchen to make our own.
Although sports drink consumption was linked to higher levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sport participation, the overall pattern of associations indicated that sports and energy drink consumption should be addressed as part of a clustering of unhealthy behaviors among some adolescents.
By 2010, however, the recovery of the economy and PepsiCo's revival of the Gatorade brand led to a rebound in sales in the sports drink category.
The sports drink market has been forecast to hit a market value of US$55 billion by 2018, driven by shifting consumer attitude towards health and fitness, rising enrollments at health clubs, fitness centers and gyms, and a surge in demand for healthier refreshment options.
SIR - It is well established that one of the factors that can help sporting performance is drinking the right amount of the right kind of drink, and there is a range of sports drinks available which are designed to meet the varying requirements of different kinds of exercise ("The sports drink myth: They don't boost energy and can be harmful", Sep 11).
Coconut water is a natural drink that has everything your average sports drink has and more," Bhattacharya said in a statement Monday.
An investigation by a British medical journal has revealed that some of the claims made by leading sports drink brands are baseless, with meagre research, and are mere marketing hype.
Six to eight percent of the average sports drink is carbs.
With this in mind Britvic is investing heavily in 2010 to ensure consumers understand where the global brand Gatorade sits within the sports drink sub-category and how it differentiates from its nearest competitors.
According to Euromonitor, the sports drink category must continue to cater for more specific needs to maintain its growth.
I'd like to know what is the better option, having a daily diet of fruit juices or a daily diet of sports drink.