The point being, that sucrose tastes different than fructose, hence
As for use in sports drinks, I am not saying it should not be used, but
it does cause stomach distress to many individuals, especially in high
concentrations and many modern sports drinks are moving away from the
use of both fructose and galactose.
It also depends on what you want to accomplish with your sports drink.
Current research indicates that, for hydration purposes, you want a
minimum of sugars of any type and some newer sports drinks are designed
with this in mind. For energy drinks, you of course need carbohydrates
in some form, but many are moving to the use of high glycemic sugars
such as sucrose, maltodextrin and glucose instead of the low glycemic
sugars such as fructose.
There are numerous studies linking fructose to stomach distress and IBS,
as well as elevated triglyceride levels (which can cause heart disease)
I am not a chemist or doctor by any means, but I have studied much of
the literature regarding sports drinks and do know what I am talking
about. You see in addition to selling bicycles I ride competitively
coach competitive cyclists. I have run into this problem (GI distress)
numerous times with my teamates and cyclist that I have coached.
You might want to check out your facts before accusing some one of
being "REALLY out of control" or not knowing what they are doing. And if
you do so it would be worth much more with a little civility and politeness.
I enjoy both of you guys, but this is out of control. ......REALLY
out of control. "real sugar" Pray define this term for me and in so
doing explain why 'fructose, a 5-carbon monosaccharide which is
handled with extreme efficiency by the Pentose Shunt rather than by
the EM Pathway does not qualify as 'sugar'. You trying to tell me
this should not be included in the 'athletic' drinks?? Go back to
doing what you are REALLY good at........ Or.... is what you are
really ragging about, the removal of cocaine from the original recipe??
L & K,
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