Posts Tagged ‘Energy drink’

Tomato juice helps body recover quicker than energy drinks after workout

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Tomato juice could be better than energy drinks at helping the body rejuvenate after exercise, a new study has claimed.

Experts said that tomatoes provide vital chemicals to help muscles recover and blood levels return to normal after being stretched and strained, the Daily Mail reported.

Experts from a number of health institutions in Greece conducted tests on 15 athletes over a period of two months, looking at vital signs before, during and after exercise.

Nine of the athletes drank tomato juice after exercise and six consumed their regular fizzy energy drink.

Those drinking tomato juice had quicker levels of muscle recovery and their glucose levels returned to normal faster after strenuous exercise.

Tomatoes contain a compound called lycopene, which principally give them their deep-red colour.

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Syrup in biscuits, energy drinks fuels diabetes

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The syrup is commonly used in processed food items because it improves the appearance and provides a consistent browning after oven heating.

According to the new study, countries that use large amounts of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) have higher rates of the disease than those that consume little.

Among 42 countries studied, the rate of diabetes was 8 per cent in high-consuming nations and 6.7 among low consumers – a difference of 20 percent.

“This research suggests that HFCS can increase the risk of type-2 diabetes, which is one of the most common causes of death in the world today,” the Daily Mail quoted Professor Stanley Ulijaszek from Oxford University, who co-led the study, as saying.

Source: ANI
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5 foods to boost your energy

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Whether you’re heading out for an exercise session or suffering from a mid-afternoon slump, there are times when we all need an energy boost. For an instant pick-me-up to help you keep going, check out these top 5 energy-boosting foods.

Oats

If you’re feeling worn out, weak or unable to concentrate, you could be deficient in certain B vitamins. B vitamins not only help to keep the brain functioning properly, they also help the body to break down carbohydrates into glucose to fuel the body. For a good source of B vitamins, try incorporating oats into your diet with a morning bowl of porridge or a few oatcakes.

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Health news of the day: Energy drinks may impact health

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Energy drinks you gulp to increase stamina and alertness may impact your health as they contain `dangerously high-levels` of caffeine.

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