Can we all use sports energy drinks


The theory behind the use of sports energy drinks is quite simple and actually pretty logical. The body is only able to store a limited amount of carbohydrates, approx. 400 g When you exercise, carbohydrates are converted into energy, which can result from low blood sugar (carbohydrate content in the blood) and in a reduced content of carbohydrates in the muscles.


If your blood sugar gets too low, you will relax and dizzy, and it goes without saying that your muscles will not be able to function correctly if the carbohydrate level is too low. The result is lack of performance.

So theoretically you can use an energy drink to keep blood sugar levels and make sure that there is enough carbohydrate energy to your muscles. In addition, when we train, so do we sweat, and we lose just 2% of our body fluids may limit our performance by up to 20%. So sports energy drinks can help you to prevent dehydration and ensure that you have enough carbohydrate energy so that your performance is not restricted.

Energy drink can be useful is where a professional athlete trains very hard twice a day for more than one hour at a time.

But what about the rest of us, for example coach 30 - 60 minutes a few times a week? In this situation, energy drinks are not necessary and makes us rather bold.

Energy drinks add extra calories and can cause obesity.

It may come as a surprise to many people. If you train so hard and so often that your carbohydrate stores in the body runs out, but you still consume an energy drink, then add just more sugar to your already high sugar consumption. This extra sugar is not converted into energy, but will instead make you sick (sugar reduces your immune system) and increase your models. Unless you are a professional athlete and coach several times a day, or run long distances, for example, more than two hours, causing energy drinks following:

First, makes you fat.

Second Increases your risk of getting sick because the immune system is reduced for up to four hours after just one tablespoon of sugar.

And the fun of it all: Why do you think that most of us exercise? It is, of course, because we do not like what we see in the mirror and want of the fat we see. But the paradox is that if you train hard a few times a week and uses energy drinks, so sabotaging you aim to say the least.

You now have realized that only very few of us who actually need and want to get something out of consuming sports energy drinks.

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