Health

Are sports drinks really good?

Sports or energy drinks contain electrolytes (usually sodium, chloride, and potassium), carbohydrates (sugars), and calories. Electrolytes are essential to ensure that the cells in your body function properly.

When you have a really hard workout and sweat a lot, you can lose too many electrolytes. If you are exercising moderately in a very hot environment, you can also lose electrolytes that cannot be replaced by just drinking water.

Proper hydration is one of the most important ways to protect the body before, during and after exercise. You should drink plenty of water regularly, especially when you plan to get a good workout.

One downside of sports drinks is that they contain calories, a problem for people who exercise to lose weight.

Sports drinks typically have about half the amount of sugar and calories in soda. However, that can add up quickly if you have a couple of sports drinks, especially if you drink them when you're not exercising.

Most people don't need sports drinks to replace electrolytes lost during exercise, because they generally don't exercise enough to require that. But people who do certain exercises, who do a lot of weightlifting, or who run long distances, for example, could benefit from these drinks.

Daniel Pire

Estudiante de Farmacia de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Fanático de aprender cosas nuevas cada día. Redactor de ColombiaHoy.News y anteriormente Mui.In. Me gusta mantenerme al día con temas tecnológicos y los medios de comunicación. Los tópicos de salud y biotecnología son mis preferidos. Apasionado por conocer un lugar nuevo siempre que sea posible! La cocina y la comida son mi ruta de escape para cualquier ocasión.+ info

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