Q: I'm no pro athlete, but I do workout on a regular basis. When I have an especially hard cardio session which sports dink should I choose?
A: Sports drinks can be loaded in empty calories. Marketing makes them sound healthy, but a 20-oz bottle can exceed your daily sugar allowance. Dilute a serving size of Gatorade with equal amount plain water provides you with a healthier option. Also you can learn to make your own flavored water by adding in sliced cucumber, oranges, berries, lemon or lime.
Good choices: Gatorade's G2 series or Vitamin Water's zero-sugar line