Development of Performance Enhancing Drink using for Endurance Sport Athletes
- 1Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad, India
- 2Department of Physiotherapy, Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad, India
Res. J. of Physical Education Sci., Volume 4, Issue (5), Pages 1-4, June,23 (2016)
Presently in the beverage industry, the mixture of products became an alternative to increase the nutritional value or even to develop new flavours in the formulation of mixed drinks. The purpose of the study was to develop a blended beverage based on Cocos nucifera, Ananas comosus, Citrus sinesis and Nelumbo nucifera, which could be used as a performance booster by endurance athletes as an alternate to caffeinated energy drinks, supplying perfect balance of carbohydrate (energy), thiamine (carbohydrate metabolism), ascorbic acid (anti-oxidant), sodium and potassium (electrolyte balance) and magnesium (metabolic reactions). Formulated product was subjected to organoleptic evaluation and proximate analysis; along with a standard drink i.e. Red bull. The two samples were evaluated on the basis of sensory attributes such as, appearance, odour, consistency, taste, mouthfeel and overall acceptance. With a mean overall acceptability score of 8.4 ± .68 on a 9 point scale, applying ANOVA, test product was more acceptable and showed statistically significant difference (at p<.05). Proximate analysis result showed a high increase in attributes as, 130 Kcal – 210 Kcal, 30g – 51g, 0.1mg – 0.4mg, 0 – 50µg, 0 – 150mg, 7.8mg – 284mg, 7.8mg – 40mg for energy, carbohydrate, thiamine, folates, ascorbic acid, potassium and magnesium respectively in test product compared to standard product. When applied t-test, statistically significant difference were seen (at p<.05) for thiamine, folates, vitamin c, potassium and magnesium.
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