Our expert says:
According to the Department of Sports Science at the University of Potchefstroom where I did a course in exercise nutrition, even top athletes can obtain all the nutrients and proteins they require from normal foods. Unfortunately most people think that they need to take all kinds of expensive supplements to improve their weightloss, muscle development and performance. Basically most of these products are not worthwhile and some of them can be harmful. For example, these power drinks usually contain mega-doses of vitamins and minerals which can cause overdosing esp of the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E). Then they contain all kinds of compounds that are supposed to assist with weightloss/ muscle development, etc, but which either don't have a proven effect or can be harmful when taken in high doses.
So stick to normal foods like milk, yoghurt and other standard foods. At the end of the day the most important factor is how much exercise you do and how well you replenish your muscle and liver glycogen stores by ingesting carbohydrates.
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