View Single Post
Old 08-16-2019, 09:48 PM
DrDeth is offline
Charter Member
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: San Jose
Posts: 42,217
Originally Posted by dtilque View Post
Sports drink usually have a small amout of sugar. They've done experiments and found that a certain amount of sugar gives the best absorption of water. The amount is too small to taste and much less than what's in fruit juice.

For electrolytes, sodium is not the only one the body needs, although it needs more of that than the others. The others are potassium, magnesium, and calcium.
Gatorade has a craptonne of sugar. 31g in 16 oz, a Cola has 39g in 12 oz. Watermelon has about the same as Gatorade.

Last edited by DrDeth; 08-16-2019 at 09:49 PM.