Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Health Advice: Sports Drinks

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

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