Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Don't Waste Your Money

Livestrong.com has a lot of great info on nutrition, strength training programs and basic health concerns, myths and facts.  Here's one I thought was interesting:

Sports Jelly Beans

The Claim: Sports jelly beans (also called sports beans) are touted to enhancing endurance performance. 

The Facts: Sports beans are not more effective than carbohydrate-based sports beverages or a carbohydrate-based sports gel [50]. However, sports beans were recently compared with raisins (Sunmaid brand), which performed equally to sports beans for enhancing endurance performance [51]. But subjects rated the raisins more pleasurable to consume. So raisins might be the better choice as they are 3-4 times cheaper, and contain more health-promoting phytonutrition.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/550744-the-20-most-overrated supplements/#ixzz1f8DfflwM

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