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Americans are multitasking more, and demanding that their beverages do, too.As a result, product makers are putting out more functional beverages, and consumers are drinking them up. Category sales are expected to grow 27% to $12.8 billion by 2009 from $10 billion in 2004, according to Mintel International Group in Chicago."Consumers are often looking for a magic bullet when it comes to nutrition,"

Americans are multitasking more, and demanding that their beverages do, too.

As a result, product makers are putting out more functional beverages, and consumers are drinking them up. Category sales are expected to grow 27% to $12.8 billion by 2009 from $10 billion in 2004, according to Mintel International Group in Chicago.

"Consumers are often looking for a magic bullet when it comes to nutrition," said Marnie Sherno, director of consumer health education for Clemens Fa

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