I've always thought sports drinks were mostly just a lot of sugar, hype, and wasted money, so I've never used them. But my daughter was given one at a friend's house last week and left most of it in the fridge, and I drank about 3/4 of a cup of it yesterday in a glass with ice because there was nothing else in the house. I'd been feeling really run-down, and it did wonders for me. I'm telling you, it was like a miracle drug. Was it a fluke, or is there something to this electrolytes thing? If there is something to it, did the drink help me because I'm getting over a cold, or does it help fatigue in general? Is it worth me investing in more sports drinks? If so, how are they best used? As a daily thing? Weekly? Sporadically? Only after exercise? I hadn't exercised when I drank it yesterday at all, but I'd just eaten some oatmeal with drie fruit, if that matters. Where could I research this? I'm a total beginner.
Answer by Crafty26 at 12:51 PM on Nov. 27, 2013
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Answer by Crafty26 at 12:44 PM on Nov. 27, 2013
There IS something to them. Gatorade was a drink originally made for the Florida Gators NFL team to help combat the heat during training camp. (Link here)
Crafty might be better at explaining this than I am, but the electrolyte drinks are designed to absorb into your body faster than water and replenish the "stuff" that is lost during a workout. Drinking it all the time just because isn't the best, but if you're trying to rehydrate yourself, Gatorade (or something like it) works better than water.
I know when I was a teen playing soccer, I'd chug Gatorade after a game. On days when I didn't, I'd be dragging ass for the rest of the day after the game.
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