It can be pretty disappointing to find drinks like Gatorade or Powerade at gyms these days. We’re encouraged to drink things like this after a 30-45 minute workout and it’s completely unnecessary. Do you know what some of these drinks contain or what they can do to you?
- They can cause erosion and soften enamel
- They can contain way too much sugar or high-fructose corn syrup (or artificial sweetener…which is worse)
- They utilize artificial food coloring to make it “appealing”
- They can also contain brominated vegetable oil. Oh and it’s banned in Europe and Japan (FYI).
The truth is, if you’re working out occasionally for 30-45 minutes, you’re better off with water (perhaps water with lemon) or an alternative like coconut water. So if you need to replace electrolytes (which is what drinks like Gatorade or Powerade claim to do), why not check out these other methods (graphic via Food Babe).
The two products both help keep you hydrated and are slightly carbonated. Nuun offered to let us try these products for free and we can’t wait to utilize them on days where we need to hydrate fast or are on the go. If you give them a try, let us know what you think!