Why adding a spoonful of sugar to water is ‘better than energy drinks’

Torri Donley

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The first time I went into print about energy drinks being no better than sugar in water, the wrath of the energy-drink ­manufacturers hit me like a tsunami. No amount of persuasion on their part, however, changed my view.

Since then, I’ve been horrified by the growth in popularity of energy drinks. I can’t understand it, other than thinking people believe the con. It infuriates me that manufacturers, backed by so little science, play on people’s insecurity.

But now researchers from Bath ­University have come up with evidence that supports my original contention. In fact, they go further. They say adding a spoonful of sugar to plain water could be MORE effective in enhancing sport performance than energy drinks.

They even reckon stirring sugar into a water bottle before a big physical ­challenge could be the difference between success and failure.

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A’s Chris Bassitt fueled by energy drinks, embracing his role and ‘inner weird’

Torri Donley

Chris Bassitt has declared himself the best athlete in the A’s starting rotation, where the title is a topic of debate. So surely his college teammates would have evidence to support this claim.

“I’m going to go,” Ryne Romick, Bassitt’s close friend and former bullpen mate at the University of Akron, said instead, “with the most unathletic thing I’ve ever seen him do.”

The scene, Romick said, was the Zips’ weight room. Bassitt, a just-arrived freshman so skinny he “looked like a fungo,” was on a machine for glute-ham raises. The exercise involved securing his feet at a height and lowering forward holding a weight until parallel to the ground. Only, Bassitt missed a step.

“He forgot to lock his feet in and fell face-first into the ground,” recalled Kurt Davidson, another close friend and former Akron catcher.

“Bloody nose all over the weight room,” Romick said.

Of course, Bassitt

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Beverage Can Market- Roadmap for Recovery From COVID-19 | Growing Energy and Juice Drinks Market to Boost the Market Growth

Torri Donley

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 30, 2020–

Technavio has been monitoring the beverage can market and it is poised to grow by USD 5.87 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Beverage Can Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free

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New Range of Nutritional Energy Drinks and Protein Bars for Casual and Professional Gamers and ESport Athletes launched on Indiegogo

Torri Donley

The ESports Nutritional (ESN) Energy Product Range is Created Specifically to Provide Professional and Casual Gamers with Healthy Alternatives to Sugary Sodas and Unhealthy Junk food Diets.

Professional gamers and ESport athletes are notorious for spending 12 or more hours in one spot, playing various games. Even tournaments are known to go on for hours. Often, gamers will turn towards fatty junk foods because they are high in sugar and give an energy burst that helps them fuel.

Another reason gamers turn eating junk food is that they’re looking for something quick and filling to eat before they go on their next adventure in the gaming world. In such instances, junk food options are usually the only alternative that they turn to. 

However, ESN introduces a range of nutritional products that can do all that but in a healthier manner. Their patented HAX formula is developed to help improve cognitive

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A’s Chris Bassitt fueled by energy drinks, embracing his role and ‘inner weird’

Torri Donley

Chris Bassitt has declared himself the best athlete in the A’s starting rotation, where the title is a topic of debate. So surely his college teammates would have evidence to support this claim.

“I’m going to go,” Ryne Romick, Bassitt’s close friend and former bullpen mate at the University of Akron, said instead, “with the most unathletic thing I’ve ever seen him do.”

The scene, Romick said, was the Zips’ weight room. Bassitt, a just-arrived freshman so skinny he “looked like a fungo,” was on a machine for glute-ham raises. The exercise involved securing his feet at a height and lowering forward holding a weight until parallel to the ground. Only, Bassitt missed a step.

“He forgot to lock his feet in and fell face-first into the ground,” recalled Kurt Davidson, another close friend and former Akron catcher.

“Bloody nose all over the weight room,” Romick said.

Of course, Bassitt

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Some energy drinks have hydrogen peroxide

Torri Donley

Harmful levels of hydrogen peroxide in some energy drinks may explain cancer risk trends in the age group who consume them, a Monash University study has found.

Professor Louise Bennett, who led the study, says the levels of hydrogen peroxide in some energy drinks were found to be 15,000-fold higher than the natural levels produced in the body.

“The research indicates that people are drinking diluted hydrogen peroxide when they consume some energy drinks,” Prof Bennett said in a statement.

“The long term effects may explain some cancer risk trends in the age group who consume energy drinks.”

The body produces low levels of hydrogen peroxide – less than 0.0003 mg/kg – as a signalling molecule that can be inactivated by cellular processes.

The research, published on Thursday in Food Chemistry, notes hydrogen peroxide is usually used for sanitisation with residues of up to 5mg/kg allowed in food or beverage

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This cost + energy efficient mobile refrigerator reduces food contamination and waste in developing countries!

Torri Donley

In many developing countries, especially ones with a large population like India, people don’t have access or money to own basic home appliances. While you can still make do without a fan or a gas stove, a refrigerator is becoming increasingly essential as climate change causes temperatures which affect the harvest as well as the daily food that is perishable – think of how quickly your carton of milk or bag of lettuce goes bad! Sprout Studios and Draper have designed a mobile thermoelectric refrigerator (sponsored by the Gates foundation) for this demographic that doesn’t have an option of renting apartments that come with 5-star rated appliances.

This is a cost-efficient and low-energy consuming mobile refrigerator that aims to combat global refrigeration challenges, especially in tropical developing countries. India is the world’s largest milk producer so it is crucial to not let it perish during storage and transportation. A refrigerator

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The Best Energy Drinks to Help You Get Through the Day

Torri Donley

Let’s face it, everyone needs a little help to get through the day from time to time. If you rely on a morning or afternoon caffeine boost from coffee but still feel like you’re lagging, it might be time to try an energy drink. The best energy drinks taste great and provide anywhere from one to three times the caffeine a traditional cup of coffee does.

Energy drinks rely on a variety of energy sources to give you that needed boost, but it’s important to understand what’s inside the beverage you’re buying before you start to regularly consume it. These are the most common energy-providing ingredients in such drinks:

  • Caffeine – Although caffeine occurs naturally in coffee and tea, it can now be manufactured and artificially added to any drink.
  • Taurine – Another chemical that mimics a naturally occurring amino acid in the body. It’s thought but not proven
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Some energy drinks contain harmful levels of BLEACH, study warns

Torri Donley

SOME energy drinks could contain harmful levels of bleach, a new study has warned.

Experts have claimed that people who consume energy drinks are in fact drinking diluted hydrogen peroxide.

Some energy drinks could contain dangerous levels of hydrogen peroxide

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Some energy drinks could contain dangerous levels of hydrogen peroxideCredit: Getty – Contributor

Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical that is usually found in products such as bleach, hair dye, tooth whitener, and in some cases can be used as an anti-septic.

Researchers at Monash University in Australia said the levels of the chemical in some energy drinks might explain cancer risk trends in the age groups that are most likely to consume them.

Teenagers and young adults are most likely to consume such products and a study by the British Medical Journal previously found that men are more likely to drink the products than women.

Professor Louise Bennett led the study in Australia and said the levels of

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Energy Drinks Market Growth, Challenges, Opportunities and Emerging Trends 2019-2025

Torri Donley

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Sep 29, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
The report covers detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include Red Bull GmbH, PepsiCo. Inc., Monster Energy, Rock star, Inc., Taisho Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd, Amway Global (Xs Energy) and Coco Cola Company. Company profile includes assign such as company summary, financial summary, business strategy and planning, SWOT analysis and current developments.

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The scope of the report includes a detailed study of Energy Drinks Market with the reasons given for variations in the growth of the industry in certain regions.

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