Want to boost performance ? Try pink sports beverages

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A study has highlighted the benefits of pink drinks for an energy boost. During the study,  participants were asked to run on a treadmill for thirty minutes.  Throughout the exercise , they rinsed their mouths with either a pink drink or a  clear drink .both the drinks were exactly the same and the only differed in appearance. The researchers chose pink as it is associated with sweetness , and therefore,  increases expectations of sugar and carbohydrates intake .

The researchers wanted to assess whether a pink drink that had no carb stimulus could elicit similar benefits through a potential placebo effect .

The results show that the participants ran an average of 212 meters further with the pink drink. Feelings of pleasure were also enhanced,  as participants found running more enjoyable.

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