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Low calorie sweetness and hydration Applications in exercise and sport

University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA, United Kingdom


Loss of fluid and energy stores are key challenges faced during sport and exercise. Consumption of beveragescontaining optimal concentrations of fluid, energy and electrolytes are known to offer the best means of delivering fuel andenergy to the body during exercise, with palatability a key factor in determining volitional fluid consumption. In certain cases, where weight loss is a primary goal for exercise, a low energy level in a beverage is of increased importance. Hencemany manufacturers use low calorie sweeteners within a sports beverage to ensure that the product retains optimal scientific constituents, calorific content and palatability.