From Sports Techie: March Madness Bracket Based on Each Team’s Social Media Prowess
There are many ways to fill out a bracket. Some die-hard college basketball fans have watched as many games as they can during the season and are confident in filling out their bracket based on their own knowledge. Read the rest of this entry »
We know sports drinks can seem like a godsend when you’re out on a long ride or doing a serious workout. But now a new study, published in the clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), found that the increased consumption of sport and so-called “energy” drinks can lead to potentially irreversible tooth damage!
In the study researchers looked at nine energy drinks and 13 sports drinks and examined the high acidity levels that can erode tooth enamel, the outer layer of teeth. Read the rest of this entry »
If you pack protein before a workout, then you know you want the nutrients to be usable right then, not in half an hour, not later that day. Provide Gold just released its One-Shot Protein drink, a one-ounce shot of hydrolyzed collagen protein that gets absorbed into the body almost immediately.
The collagen protein drink is pre-digested with fruit enzymes so your body can absorb it that much faster. It can be consumed before, during, and after workouts to increase endurance and aid recovery. The drink is engineered to preserve fluid and pH balance. Provide Gold also claims the shot is able to transport oxygen, vitamins and minerals to target cells throughout the body. It almost sounds too good to be true. Read the rest of this entry »
Personal story – I love iced tea, and nothing beats several glasses of chilled iced tea following a long bike ride in the summer. I’ll power up with water during the ride, but when I’m back in the kitchen I’m all about the tea. Various friends have commented that I shouldn’t hit the tea following a ride – that it has too much caffeine and sugar. The irony is that some of these friends say this whilst guzzling a sports drink.
Now I feel somewhat vindicated following a recent study from the experts at the Institute of Food Technology, which found that sports drinks and enhanced waters can’t replace tea, coffee and low-fat milk for nutrition and workout recovery.
This is because tea has antioxidants, coffee has polyphenols and milk of course has both protein and vitamin D. Now of course the best advice is to eat some fruits and veggies after a workout too. But as for a post-workout drink, you actually can’t go bad with tea or coffee.
The irony has been that while I’m an active guy, and a self-professed fitness junkie, some colleagues have said, “but you drink so much tea.” The strange twist is that new findings suggest tea can boost immunity – which could explain why I’m rarely sick – and aid weight loss for physically active individuals. I’m pretty lean, so that could explain it.
All this means is that I’ll keep brewing the tea and have an ample supply for that post-ride beverage.
[Via EmaxHealth: Nutrition and workout recovery best from tea, coffee and milk]
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