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Time-Release Sports Drink

Long-lasting dose of carbohydrates and electrolytes
 
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When cycling or backpacking long distances I have found that Gatorade and similar sports drinks have remarkable restorative properties, but for maximum effectiveness one needs to drink the stuff at least once per hour. I prefer to drink water while I exercise for the following reasons:

-Water doesn’t taste like crap

-Water doesn’t make a sticky mess

-You can pour water on your head, and it still doesn’t make a sticky mess

As an alternative to liquid Gatorade, I propose Time-release Gatorade (or Gatorcustard). This custard-like food contains millions of spheres (similar to the spheres in time-release drugs) packed with carbohydrates and electrolytes. After consumption, the spheres dissolve and release their nutrients slowly over a period of 5 to 6 hours. A few spoonfuls of the stuff at breakfast and lunch, combined with regular drinks of water throughout the day will keep you constantly fueled, hydrated and electrolytic*.

*Or should that be electrocuted?

AO, Sep 29 2003

Slow food http://www-pub.naz....owcarb/slowcarb.htm
[kbecker, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Glycemic index info http://www.runningp....asp?article_id=430
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Custarditz possibility http://www.galleryl...images/08orbitz.jpg
*Not* Custardzit [squeak, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Custarditz possibility http://www.galleryl...images/08orbitz.jpg
*Not* Custardzit [thumbwax, Oct 04 2004]

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       find a better category :)
po, Sep 29 2003
  

       i think water does taste like crap . and this reminds me of the SNL skit about cookie dough and that scares me
slapdash loser, Sep 29 2003
  

       A + for novel use of custard. See also link for feasibility.   

       //*Or should that be electrocuted?// Since we are talking about electrolytes I think the correct term would be electrolyzed, but that could still be painful.
kbecker, Sep 29 2003
  

       Baked in the form of lentils, soyabeans etc. All you need to do is eat something with a low glycemic index and salt in it = Slow burn carbos and electrolytes. Pulses and spuds also provide the minerals that you need to replace without them being dyed blue, brand named and sold in trendy bottles.
squeak, Sep 30 2003
  

       Blue Gatorlentils™ mmm yummy (thats Orange Lucolentils™ in the UK btw)
nichpo, Sep 30 2003
  
      
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