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Old September 21st, 2007, 01:00 PM   #61
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Honestly, you're going to be hard pressed to formulate something as effective as a gel or a sports drink.
What I want to do is not to substitute gels and sport drinks, I do use them and they do have their place. Just sometimes when I am going on my regular excercises I could use something different, more natural and tasty, and cheaper too.

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Look here for a natural solution "All natural sports drink" http://www.sweetsavvy.com/recipes/recipe.php?id=R219
That looks interesting Birgit, I have some maple syrup so wil try that sport drink alternative. Thanks!
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Old September 21st, 2007, 03:24 PM   #62
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If one was to make their own juice or smoothie to take instead of a gel, what would you guys suggest as being the best recepie? What are the best fruits and vegetables for this purpose? To make it more sweet would one add a sugar substitute such as Splenda or is it better to add a natural sugar such as apple juice?

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I would bypass on fruit juice. Just because fructose takes a LONG time to absorb in the blood. You can get stomach cramps from it too!
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Old September 21st, 2007, 03:35 PM   #63
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I would bypass on fruit juice. Just because fructose takes a LONG time to absorb in the blood. You can get stomach cramps from it too!
What is a "LONG" time??

Stomach cramps you can get from lots of things, juice or not, gel or not, it is different from person to person.



Fructose is a monosaccharide and absorbs into the bloodstream through the intestinal lining.
Monosaccharides and disaccharides are called simple carbohydrates. They are also sugars -- they all taste sweet. They all digest quickly and enter the bloodstream quickly.

See more here http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food2.htm
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Old September 21st, 2007, 05:15 PM   #64
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That looks interesting Birgit, I have some maple syrup so wil try that sport drink alternative.
Or maybe just carry a hip flask of maple syrup and take a little slug off it every now and then... :-)
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Old September 21st, 2007, 06:58 PM   #65
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Or maybe just carry a hip flask of maple syrup and take a little slug off it every now and then... :-)
Perfect idea remember if you use grade B or C, they have more taste as well as minerals - and yes Bill I do know that you were just being funny, but I do think it would work, if one like the maple syrup!

You'll still need to get some elctrolytes (mainly potassium and sodium, since those are the first to be sweated out).
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Old September 21st, 2007, 08:30 PM   #66
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I can almost imagine doing that with honey, but not syrup... :-)
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Old September 21st, 2007, 10:17 PM   #67
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Or maybe just carry a hip flask of maple syrup and take a little slug off it every now and then... :-)
I’m picturing a skater with a big bushy beard and a plaid flannel skinsuit…
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 12:01 AM   #68
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I’m picturing a skater with a big bushy beard and a plaid flannel skinsuit…
...off to split some skate logs?

I understand the motivation for avoiding commercial products, but on the other hand isn't there a chance that a group with high-tech facilities might do a better job of concocting an energy drink than an amateur in his/her own kitchen??? Sure, there's a profit motive, and the bigger names are more likely to cut corners and use lame processed sweeteners. Still, why let idealism trump common sense?

Another thing to consider for the do-it-yourself drinks: fruit juices can be quite acidic, which can lead to reflux and/or the runs in the middle of a workout. That might be kind of inconvenient.

Maple syrup is an interesting idea, but I'd make sure it's diluted with plenty of water!

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What is a "LONG" time??

Stomach cramps you can get from lots of things, juice or not, gel or not, it is different from person to person.

When I skate with upmost intensity, I need the sugars to go straight to my blood and my body do very little to convert it. Fruit juice does none of that. I tried! If it takes more then a couple minutes, too LONG. Seconds, perfect!!
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 10:39 AM   #70
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When I skate with upmost intensity, I need the sugars to go straight to my blood and my body do very little to convert it. Fruit juice does none of that. I tried! If it takes more then a couple minutes, too LONG. Seconds, perfect!!

The only way that can be done is with an IV. Nothing you eat or drink gets into your system that fast through the digestive tract.
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 12:47 PM   #71
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Well... if what you are ingesting is isotonic, then it absorbs as quickly as your body fluids. That's very rapid. Maybe not quite as much as an IV which goes right into your bloodstream, but second best on the list then. Gels can give you that. That's the whole point of having them.
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It's like not drinking water until you feel thirsty which is too late. Your supposed take food and fuids BEFORE your body needs them not WHEN it needs them.
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Still, why let idealism trump common sense?
Happens all the time in the health/natural/organic/supplement food world. But it's a fun hobby, which I think everyone needs two or three of.
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It's like not drinking water until you feel thirsty which is too late. Your supposed take food and fuids BEFORE your body needs them not WHEN it needs them.
Totally. That's one reason they only really help on longer workouts.
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So yesterday I went skating with my red plad shirt, patched blue jeans, hiking boots, and red thick curly bushy beard. On my utility belt I had a hammer, saw, bucket, and maple tree tap. I stopped by my local maple tree and hammered in the tap. After a few quarts of maple syrup dripped into my bucket, I was ready to go on my usual skate. I attached the bucket of syrup ontop of my helmet and had an IV right into my vain. Whenever I perspired the smallest amount of sweat the IV would replenish it with maple syrup right away. Man it was the best skate ever and I am on total ecstasy.
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I attached the bucket of syrup ontop of my helmet and had an IV right into my vain. Whenever I perspired the smallest amount of sweat the IV would replenish it with maple syrup right away. Man it was the best skate ever and I am on total ecstasy.
My only questions are: 1) Did having the bucket that high up affect your center of gravity, and B) Did the resultant twitching from all that sugar affect your form? (i.e. did you develop a toe flick, ankle flick, knee flick, pelvic flick, thoracic flick, etc.?)
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You freakin' amateurs. I had my blood replaced with maple syrup. Best skate ever.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 07:13 PM   #79
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With all this talk of maple syrup, am I the only one who’s had the lyrics to a rather unsavory Zappa tune running through his head for the past three days? Really? I am? Huh. Okay, then.
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