Thursday, August 16, 2012

drink up

How about some food for thought... or should I say a drink? either way I found this article the other day from Livestrong, and loved the information so much I just had to share it with you... It talks all about the various drinks you should be having and when you should be having them.

Like what Lisa C. Cohn owner of Park Ave Nutrition in New York has to say...
"You exercise for less than 90 minutes: Just because you sweat doesn’t mean you should reach for a sports drink. Yes, you need water for rehydration and because it helps lubricates joints and provides cushioning to organs and muscles, along with many other vital processes. However, people often overestimate their needs for sugar and sports drinks when exercising. "
I can't tell you how many times I have seen people casually walking on the treadmill and chugging a Gatoraide. I mean... they haven't even burned off the amount of calories they are ingesting from the drink??
Or what Robin Miller, author and nutritionist, has said about the benefits of drinking beer...
"You want an endurance boost: Who would have thought that beer could improve your running time? Dark beer has higher iron content than lighter beers. Iron is an essential mineral within all cells and it carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. The more oxygen carriers you have, the easier your muscles can access the oxygen rich blood to keep you going.
Wow, that is one fact that the BF will for sure want to know about. Anything that proves that drinking beer is a good thing?... he is all ears. I'll drink one to that.

enjoy the article  xx

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