Do you beleive in sportdrinks?

@anetteh (3591)
Sweden
May 8, 2009 6:03am CST
Sportdrinks are getting more poplular, but how healthy are they? When You are exersicing your fatburning are going on. And to have a sprotdrink after is one way to provide your body with fast kalories. But how do the fatburning then respond. I for one think that sportdrinks are full of kalories and are no god for the fatburning. I think that suply your body with that is losing the reason for exersicing in the first place. I beleive that some water is the best way to have for quench one's thirst, and that is what you need to do after a god exersice. Not put in new kalories. I take a bottle of water, go home an prepare a god healthy meal. What do You think? Do You use sportdrinks and if so why?.
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11 responses
• United States
8 May 09
Sports drinks were not originally intended to be an everday drink for the average person. Think about, how long have we seen those orange gatorade jugs at football games? They have been around way longer than it was popular for the average person to drink the sports drinks! The sports drinks tout the benefits of electrolytes to keep your body balanced. The 2 most important electrolytes in these drinks are sodium and potassium. Notice that first one? SALT! That can impede your progress when attempting to get healthier. The sports drinks were designed for athletes, so they do need these electrolytes. Through sweat, we lose quite a bit of sodium. The potassium helps prevent muscle cramps. However, the average person doesnt require these same benefits after working out.
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@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
8 May 09
Thank you derlilaStern, god point and something that I did not know. I see young people by one and drink as a usual drink, without having exersiced at all. I know my son did for a while untill I said he should not drink it...since I felt he did not needed it. I had no idea about those electrolytes...I will rememer that...
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@jayrene (2712)
• Philippines
8 May 09
good response, thanks for this. never really understood those calories and everything they put in the bottle... all i do know about this drinks are they make you feel like your alive again if you feel weak. especially those that are in small bottles (like lipovitan, redbull, etc - they are sportsdrink right? or am i wrong?) we do drink these stuff here. especially when we are doing a lot of work, ot necessarily exercising, and staying up late. my kids also drink those, gatorade, powerade, etc... just like drinking juice. i think i'll just go back to drinking water, cold water.
• United States
8 May 09
Redbull is different, that is an energy drink. It is supposed to give you a boost of energy. I have never heard of the other one that you mentioned. The sportsdrinks are supposed to help keep your body balanced so that you stay hydrated. Water is definitely a good choice! That is what I drink almost exclusively!
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
8 May 09
Most sport drinks don't contain that much calories it's generally the amount of sugars that are evil. But if you're doing sports with the intention to lose weight then drinking too much of them isn't recommended. The important thing is that the drink has to be hypertone or isotone ( those 2 words refer to the amount of particles in the drink, isotone means it has as much particles as your blood contains, hypertone means more particles than your blood contains). As you say drinking some water and taking some rest is fine as well, unless you're exhausted. I don't drink them because they are too sweet and they taste really awful.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
8 May 09
Hi diamania welcome to mylot, hope you enjoy it here. Well, I have also heard that those sportdrinks are not tasty so I have never tryed any. The thing about those drinks as I understand is I have never heard anyone els but the commersial recommend drinking them. and yet they are out in the stores...and another thing are expensive to by...I would not consider that to anyone...
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@AmbiePam (50242)
• United States
14 May 09
For serious athletes, some sports drinks are actually recommended. But I think they are good for the real, hardcore athletes. I've also heard doctors recommend a drink like Gatorade for people who have been dehydrated due to sickness. Sometimes water just goes right through them, and I guess the Gatorade puts back stuff in the body that water can't at that moment.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
14 May 09
Well, of course, I agree with you there, people in need for extra kalories should have some god drink...we give our eldre losing weight some extra special drinks...but those you can only by through pharmacy and doctors order...not in a normal store...
@mammamuh (582)
• Sweden
13 May 09
The only times you'll need those drinks is when your running a maraton or skiing Vasaloppet *lol*
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
13 May 09
SoTrue
@Jenniferp (210)
• United States
8 May 09
Sports drinks are full of sugar and high fruitose cornsyrup. I was shocked when I first read the calories and the fact that one bottle was 2 servings! ugh, they are good when you are running a fever though. I will always buy gatorade for when we are outside buring a ton of calories. The electrolytes really are helpful and sports drinks can be used for what they are meant for, not for general consumption. Good news is that they are reducing the calories in their light version.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
8 May 09
Well, I know about the light stuff, but to be honest that is no god either. You do not know what those is and content..But you are right...it is plain sugar and just put down you fat burning or keep those cellular to work on your body...
@TheAgent (221)
• United States
8 May 09
I do drink sport drinks, but not as much anymore. I don't really see a difference in energy when I drink them. I also don't like all the bad news I have been hearing about them. I will drink one every once in a while just because I like the taste. My wife says they taste like cough syrup, I like it. I prefer plain water now.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
8 May 09
those drinks started to come out when it came up that we have to live healtier and start to exersice...then they came up with this idea about sports drinks...But it is simply plain sugar in it...and that is not what your body need when you have a power walk...water is the best...and a easy healty plate of food...
• India
8 May 09
yes sports drinks are very useful drink to us , and almost we are do the exercise and play any sport . if we play more than our energy level will going very low and we are tired then this time sport drink will help to get our energy back we will do our work good and correct. it give full energy and kalories . and then also we want to take promer meal of home.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
8 May 09
Hi dilipbhai, I think for those that exersice a lot and do not eat direactly after perhaps can drink this without any trouble both for the body or their health. However, me for an exampel that should lose weight, should not use more kalories after an exersice I should have some water and a god healthy meal with lots of god stuff that do not add more pounds on the body....But thank you for your opinion....lol
@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
16 May 09
I once tried Red bull. Its taste was not good. But still I drank it to check if the drink does energize me. However I did not feel any difference. So I don't beleive in sports drinks.
@amirev777 (2841)
• India
9 May 09
hi actually sports drinks are not recommended for those who are excercising to lose your weights-they are meant for sportsmen like athletes, footballers,etc to give them a quick pep up of energy.they are mostly caffeinated drinks with carbuhydrates that get quickly absorbed in your blood and give you a quick spurt of energy. u can have it once in a while when u have a long and hectic day in front of you esp if you have to go for a long drive.i have tried it once with vodka before going to bed with my gurl-and she was really surprised at how suddenly i had become a superman in bed-but it took its toll the next day and i felt totally drained out.
• China
9 May 09
I think sportdrinks is not so good. Maybe it's delicious but it's not healthy. I never drink it. Because I don't like it.
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
8 May 09
People use these drinks as soda pop. They are supposed to be for athletes that are losing electrolytes sodium and potassium. For me I do not like the taste and I do not need all that extra sugar in them. They are way overpriced for sugary salted flavored water. The cost of the ingredients is probably around 5 cents but the hype and packaging add a lot to the price. There are recipes that you can make your own without all that empty sugar calories.