DIY sports drinks and gels that nourish, not deplete

Event Type: 

Event Date: Mar. 22, 2017

11:00am

Online
Event Address: 
475 Devonshire Rd Unit 100
Windsor, ON N8Y 2L5
Canada

Overview

The basis of a sports drink or gel is sugar, water and salt. There are now various forms of sugars used, but it doesn’t get too much more complex than that. However, manufacturers add flavours, colours and sweeteners to individualise their taste, additives that need to be detoxified out of the body at an energetic cost to the athlete. In the era of beetroot juice and its nitrates and cherry juice and its antioxidants, it is actually possible to design a sports drink that contains the necessary sugar and salt for fuel and electrolyte needs, plus active phytonutrient components that nourish our cells rather than deplete them

 

Learning Outcomes 

The aim of this webinar is to provide academics, students, physiologists, sports scientists, health professionals and nutritionists with an education of the basics of sports drinks and gels, plus working examples of DIY nourishing alternatives

This webinar will allow attendees to:

  • Review the historic science of hydration and fuel provision via sports drinks
  • Understand how by reading labels on various healthy fruit juices and plant extracts, we can concoct our own drinks, that are kinder on our gut and nourishing to our cells
  • Go away with some DIY sports drink recipes, with possible supplement additions for particular physiological outcomes
  • Have a better understanding of how to use a sports gel without stomach distress and ideas on how to make your own