Sport drinks are dazzling on the market. Many people think sports drinks are healthy rather than soda drinks. However, are sports drinks really more healthy?
What is a sport drinks?
Sport drinks are designed for people who engage in endurance sports (such as a marathon, football matches, etc.), which purpose is to supply the body with energy, as well as replenish the loss of water and electrolytes. The main ingredient is water, sports drink, also contain other ingredients including sugar, electrolytes (such as sodium and potassium), other products even contain added caffeine.
Most people do not need sports drinks, water is the best drink
In general, our daily activities do not last as long as endurance exercises, so we do not need to rely on sport drinks, the sole consumption of water is sufficient. In addition, sport drinks contain sugar, most products contain more than 7.5g of sugar per 100ml, that’s why do not often drink as cause fat.
“Diet” sports drink
In recent years, the market launch of the “diet” (sugar-free) sports drink to replace sugar sweeteners, claiming to be low-calorie and full of electrolytes. In fact, we can easily replenish electrolytes from our daily balanced diet. We should not choose one of these drinks, and be addicted to sugar, as we will develop a bad eating habits.
Sports drinks or caffeinated
To enhance the performance of athletes, sports drinks always add some caffeine. Some people cannot easily break down caffeine, and will experience side effects such as increase heart rate, tremor, insomnia and other conditions.