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Old 09-22-2020, 04:23 PM   #49 (permalink)
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There may be some value in diluting Gatorade

Here are a few facts about sports drinks:

The most popular brands of sports drinks contain more than double the daily recommended amount of sugar.
According to numerous studies, the added nutrients in sports drinks are effective only during intense exercise lasting over an hour.
According to the University of Illinois Extension, the sugar found in sports drinks delays the absorption of fluids, which slows hydration.
These sugary drinks pack a hearty helping of calories. For casual athletes, that means you’re drinking more calories than you’re burning.
Don’t be tricked by nutrition on the label, as many sports drinks only list the numbers for an 8- or 12-ounce serving. That’s far less than the whole bottle—which you’ll most likely guzzle down while working out. If you want a fitness water without the sugar (or calories), check out these four options:
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