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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 16




Gatorade®, gels, Cytomax® notes

Posted By: ^heidi^ O+ se iNFj
Date: Monday, 7 May 2001, at 12:27 p.m.

In Response To: How long is the race & how well do you want to do? (JD * AB+)

"Dextrose (also known as glucose or "corn sugar") and fructose ("fruit sugar") are simple sugars that are often made from corn. Dextrose is used in a variety of foods, including cookies, ice cream and sports drinks such as Gatorade® . It also shows up in prepared foods that are supposed to come out crispy, such as french fries, fish sticks, and potato puffs. It's common in intravenous solutions, which could be quite dangerous. Fructose is usually seen in the form of high fructose corn syrup, but makes an occasional appearance on its own."

http://www.er4yt.org/Education/Food/Hidden_Ingred_Corn.html

Here, from the cyberdiet site at http://www.cyberdiet.com/foodfact/ffarticles/1999/sports_drinks.html:

"Gatorade® carbohydrate ingredients? sucrose, fructose and glucose.
Cytomax® carbohydrate ingredients? corn starch, fructose and glucose."

Why not use juiced fruit, or vegetables with high sugar content, pulp removed, and mixed with water? Mixed with mineral water? Then the body would be nourished with real food sugars and electrolytes rather than getting hammered with highly processed corn sugars which, with the possible exception of type A secretors, are avoids for everyone on this plan.

This is always assuming that the athlete cares enough about health and success in the long run (pun?) to do her own juicing and test her own results.

Thoughts?

^heidi^

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