Role of Functional Beverages on Sport Performance and Recovery


Functional 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.
 functional beverages; sports drinks; hydration; dehydration; CHO-enriched beverages; lipid-enriched beverages; protein-enriched beverages 

Autor / Fonte:Stefania Orrù, Esther Imperlini, Ersilia Nigro, Andreina Alfieri, Armando Cevenini, Rita Polito, Aurora Daniele, Pasqualina Buono, Annamaria Mancini Nutrients 2018 October 10, 10 (10)