Posts Tagged ‘energy drinks’

Energy Drinks? Have a Banana.

July 14, 2012

Energy Drinks? Have a Banana.
The original study comparing energy drinks and bananas is here, but Kathy Orlinsky sumarizes it concisely:

“Of the 103 metabolites that were tested for, only one differed between the banana group and the energy drink group: banana eaters had much higher levels of dopamine. Those levels continued to rise even an hour after exercising. It seems that not only was the banana just as good at replenishing athletes during intense exercise, but it made them feel better too.”

“Ditch the energy drinks and eat a banana,” Kathy Orlinsky, The Stochastic Scientist


This Just In: Sugar Water is Bad for Kids

May 31, 2011

This Just In: Sugar Water is Bad for Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) wants America’s kids and teens to stop chugging the sugary sports drinks and caffeinated energy drinks that make youngsters edgy and obese. This should not be news, since no one benefits from sports swill. Doctors agree that the best product for hydration is water.