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Old 01-24-2013, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default Anybody drink Powerade?

I prefer it taste-wise to Gatorade but recently discovered that it's because of the high fructose corn syrup. I now only drink the "healthier" Gatorade which also features the great carb source in dextrose.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: Anybody drink Powerade?

Gatorade is also terrible for you.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: Anybody drink Powerade?

I sip on a bottle of Gatorade during my workouts and leave about 1/3 to drink on the way home to spike my insulin before I drink a protein shake.

Dextrose is not a healthy carb source, it is a dirt cheap carb source that will spike your insulin nearly as fast as pure sugar. You should only consume it when you are working out and your body needs the carbs for fuel.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:03 PM   #4
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Default Re: Anybody drink Powerade?

i prefer the strawberry lemonade flavor of powerade to any other 'sports' drink. but im skinny enough where i dont care about any of this high fructose crap. it taste gooooood
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:49 AM   #5
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Default Re: Anybody drink Powerade?

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Gatorade is also terrible for you.

My doctor tells me to drink it to recover after illnesses.

How is it terrible for you?
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:32 AM   #6
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Default Re: Anybody drink Powerade?

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My doctor tells me to drink it to recover after illnesses.

How is it terrible for you?
Drink pedialyte instead. Or look for dye free potassium powder
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:36 AM   #7
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Default Re: Anybody drink Powerade?

I prefer gatorade but I sometimes drink powerade. It's a more pleasant way to stay hydrated when I used to drink a 5ths of vodka or whiskey throughout the night. I remember when I was in HS there was only a powerade vending machine. That was 10+ years ago and when powerade had that funky after taste.

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Old 01-25-2013, 03:35 AM   #8
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Default Re: Anybody drink Powerade?

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My doctor tells me to drink it to recover after illnesses.

How is it terrible for you?

all the coloring, man...just look at your tongue ...
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:06 AM   #9
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Default Re: Anybody drink Powerade?

Pretty much only good for hangovers. When it comes to workouts you can't beat good old water.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:42 AM   #10
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Pretty much only good for hangovers. When it comes to workouts you can't beat good old water.

Science disagrees
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:38 PM   #11
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Yep. Powerade and the like are a combination of salts, sugars, and water. If you drink too much water, you can dilute your blood even more on top of the salts you lose during intense workouts. It could lead to water poisoning.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:53 PM   #12
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Default Re: Anybody drink Powerade?

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Drink pedialyte instead.

I drink that from time to time. I hate how expensive it is though. And, it's annoying that you're supposed to consume the bottle within 48 hours after opening (for reasons unbeknownst to me).

Coconut water is another good alternative too.

I love the taste of Gatorade though... doubt I'll ever stop drinking it altogether.
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