Water, Sports Drinks, and Other Fluids - Nancy Clark

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The following is a sneak peak at Nancy Clark’s upcoming book on endurance nutrition.

Excerpt from The Cyclist’s Food Guide: Fueling for the Distance
By Nancy Clark RD and Jenny Hegmann, 2005

Water is an essential nutrient, equally important as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Active people need adequate water for body fluids:

  • Sweat to dissipate heat

  • Urine to help carry away the waste products

  • Blood to help carry oxygen and fuel to working muscles

  • Body fluids to lubricate joints

  • Gastric juices to digest food

Sweating accounts for the majority of fluids lost during cycling. [.....]

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date: April 18, 2005

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Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, an internationally known sports nutritionist and nutrition author, is a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in nutrition for exercise, health and the nutritional management of eating disorders.

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Nancy Clark, MS, RD, an internationally known sports nutritionist and nutrition author, is a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in nutrition for exercise, health and the nutritional management of eating disorders.

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