Role of Functional Beverages on Sport Performance and Recovery
AbstractFunctional beverages represent a palatable and efficient way to hydrate and reintegrate electrolytes, carbohydrates, and other nutrients employed and/or lost during physical training and/or competitions. Bodily hydration during sporting activity is one of the best indicators of health in athletes and can be a limiting factor for sport performance. Indeed, dehydration strongly decreases athletic performance until it is a risk to health. As for other nutrients, each of them is reported to support athletes’ needs both during the physical activity and/or in the post-workout. In this study, we review the current knowledge of macronutrient-enriched functional beverages in sport taking into account the athletes’ health, sports performance, and recovery. View Full-Text
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Orrù, S.; Imperlini, E.; Nigro, E.; Alfieri, A.; Cevenini, A.; Polito, R.; Daniele, A.; Buono, P.; Mancini, A. Role of Functional Beverages on Sport Performance and Recovery. Nutrients 2018, 10, 1470.
Orrù S, Imperlini E, Nigro E, Alfieri A, Cevenini A, Polito R, Daniele A, Buono P, Mancini A. Role of Functional Beverages on Sport Performance and Recovery. Nutrients. 2018; 10(10):1470.Chicago/Turabian Style
Orrù, Stefania; Imperlini, Esther; Nigro, Ersilia; Alfieri, Andreina; Cevenini, Armando; Polito, Rita; Daniele, Aurora; Buono, Pasqualina; Mancini, Annamaria. 2018. "Role of Functional Beverages on Sport Performance and Recovery." Nutrients 10, no. 10: 1470.
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