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Old 08-16-2019, 08:21 AM
Mama Zappa is offline
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Originally Posted by Melbourne View Post
How about absorption rates? for a healthy young adult, what effect does 14% suger have on absorption rates?

And f you have someone who is acutely dehydrated (cholera), lacking a standard electrolyte mix, would you give grape juice, or grape juice cut with distilled water?
Without looking up figures for absorption etc., I do recall reading that electrolyte solutions are less sugary than "regular" drinks - so I'd personally lean toward diluted grape juice, ideally spiked with a pinch of salt.

Fruit juices, along with other drinks with a high sugar content can inhibit the body from absorbing the water it needs.

Although sports drinks are helpful because of their source of electrolytes and sodium, which help replenish hydration, fruit juice doesn't have enough sodium.
which supports my WAG.

Last edited by Mama Zappa; 08-16-2019 at 08:23 AM.