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Because many sports lovers like Gatorade, today’s post explores the pros and cons of this sports drink. For most individuals, the best drink is water.

Sports Drinks

When you think about sports drinks, most individuals think about vitamins and nutrients that replace their body’s fluids. So, do you need a sports drink to replenish your body fluids?

In the first place, many athletes and individuals after exercising, drink of choice is a sports drink. By drinking a sports drink, such as Gatorade, you’re replenishing your body with many electrolytes.

Although a sports drink promises better performance, is it really necessary? When you exercise or participate in a sport, it is important to replenish your electrolytes. In addition, sports drinks with 4 to 8 percent carbohydrate and 0.5 grams of sodium are more effective than drinking water for longer durations of activities and exercise.

Gatorade Pros

For Gatorade drink lovers, the pros are the flavors. Of course, the electrolytes and carbohydrates that the drink provides helps provide energy. In the same way, this drink doesn’t provide the bloat that water does after a physical activity. Moreover, the carbohydrates you’re receiving, helps you perform better.

Since we lose so much sodium when we sweat, Gatorade provides the necessary sodium to replenish our lost fluids. Also, for many, the drink tastes better than water. With so many flavors available, you’re sure to find a taste you like. Now, the company provides a lower calorie sports drink as well.

Gatorade Cons

Indeed, there are cons to this sports drink. When drinking this sports drink, keep in mind that you’re taking in approximately 63 calories in an 8 ounce glass. Also, Gatorade has less water and can cause weight gain.

As we know, sugar is really bad for our diet and health. Sugar has an impact on your teeth. Furthermore, sports drinks are much more expensive than water.


In conclusion, before you decide to drink any sports drink, make sure it is good for your body. If you’re the type of person who sweats a lot, you may require a sports drink to replenish the lost electrolytes.

However, if you had a nutritious snack before exercising, you may not need a sports drink. Visit my post for National Fruit and Vegetable month for some healthy snacks. By eating healthier, you will not need to have a sports drink.

To sum up, many individuals develop health issues from sports drinks. Before you start drinking any sports drink regularly, make sure you’re not drinking too much.

As always, I welcome your comments.