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Functional Foods, Beverages, and Ingredients in Athletics

Spano, Marie MS, RD, CSCS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2010 - Volume 32 - Issue 1 - pp 79-86
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181c20d1c
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FUNCTIONAL FOODS AND BEVERAGES ARE GROWING IN SALES AND TOTAL NUMBER OF PRODUCTS. MANY OF THESE PRODUCTS ARE MARKETED TOWARD HEALTH-CONSCIOUS AND/OR ACTIVE INDIVIDUALS, MAKING ATHLETES PRIME CONSUMERS. THIS REVIEW EXAMINES THE RESEARCH BEHIND FUNCTIONAL FOODS AND BEVERAGES AND THEIR POTENTIAL APPLICATION IN VARIOUS SPORTING ENDEAVORS.

Spano Sports Nutrition Consulting, Atlanta, Georgia

Marie Spanois a speaker, author, and nutrition industry consultant.

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