Many arguments have risen on the matter of drinking sports drinks or water. Sports drinks are becoming more popular every year, drawing more attention to them. This is causing people to stop drinking water and begin drinking sports drinks. The question is, which is the right choice?
The reason why sports drinks appeal to both athletes and non-athletes would be the way food manufacturers mislead those people by associating the word sport on their label, where people assume it must be beneficial for sports and just for drinking. Also many flavors are meant to attract athletes and non-athletes alike because their thoughts on sports drinks is that it has super foods and enhanced performance to help them perform better with their associated sport or it will improve your health.
Sports drinks, or carbohydrate-electrolyte beverages, are intended to maintain hydration and restore electrolytes, unlike energy drinks (which contain caffeine). There are two main goals for theses drinks rehydration and fuel for exercising muscles. As an athlete taking of your body is vital in order to have success in any sport. There are many different ways to help your body perform at the highest level possible. Most sports drinks are made with the intent that you are using them before, while, or after your workout. Tons of people believe that sports drinks are not that healthy for you. Many people believe that it is a perfect alternative to water. Theses drinks are appealing to the eye, which is mainly the reason people consume the
Have you ever gotten a sports drink instead of a soda thinking you were choosing a healthier option? Well this might change your perspective. Powerade and Gatorade are just watered down soda; yes, it gives you electrolytes which is what you lose when you sweat, but that does not mean it is good for you. There are many other healthier ways of getting electrolytes than by just drinking a sugar drink. In the Powerade article written by the company does not argue about how water is not helpful to athletes and does not have the opposing argument. Although the gatorade article written by David R. Lamb they make it more persuasive than informational.
With the sand, sun, and intensity of the game, beach volleyball requires proper hydration in order to keep their energy level high, as well as to stay safe in the hot sun. While commercial sports drinks are designed to give you an energy boost and help recovery, they are usually high in calories and sugar. Typically drinking water is an excellent way to stay hydrated, but it is suitable for low-intensity exercise for up to 50 minutes. Unfortunately, this is not the case with beach volleyball players. Water does not contain sodium, and this can cause your body to lose fluid, so water alone is not enough for the high intensity workout of beach volleyball.
The pertaining research involves the electrolytes in drinks. “Electrolyte” will be defined and its description of what they do, what they are, and how they help people will be further explained. The intention is to establish the efficiency of sports drinks and orange juice and then compare them. The pros and cons of both the orange juice and sports drinks will be elucidated through the research. Other drinks consumed after exercise will also be researched and their efficiency will be explained.
The problem is that many people use and rely on sports drinks, many of which contain high levels of calories coming from sugar. This is a problem not only due to the many headlines on the “obesity epidemic” in this country, especially in regards to children, and how too many people eat too much sugar and this leads to major health problems like obesity and diabetes. I and many others use these beverages to refuel from an activity and feel more hydrated or just to enjoy, so I wanted to test these products and other beverages to determine which of the beverages contain the highest concentration of electrolytes. The purpose of this project is to see if there is the ability to gain enough electrolytes without the need to use a beverage with high sugar/calorie content.
The major reason anyone drinks fluid before, during and after physical activity is to replace the water that is lost through sweat. If the water isn't replaced dehydration will occur and performance will be hampered. The purpose of sports drinks is to help rehydrate your body quickly and help improve performance and productivity. This is accomplished through a well-balanced mix of water, sugar (carbohydrates) and salts (electrolytes), the major ingredients in most sports drinks. These ingredients, combined with a variety of fruit flavours, create pleasant tasting drinks that, according to the companies, are suppose to help your athletic performance. Results prove that commercial sport drinks generally accomplish what they set out to do.
In any case, much of the time, sports beverages are too sweet, brimming with calories or excessively acidic-bringing on gastrointestinal issues. Also, tummy inconvenience will clearly back off your run. Likewise, acridity disintegrates the veneer of your teeth. There is an option make your own games drink. A do-it-without anyone else's help beverage is quite simple, and it will spare you an awesome sum. Here's a straightforward DIY formula: squeeze an organic product or puree it in a blender-run it through a strainer on the off chance that you don't need bits-include 200 ml of the natural product with 800 ml of water, ¼ teaspoon of salt, blend and chill. Another extraordinary part around a DIY sports beverage is you can pick the
After work outs athletes that drank chocolate milk gained the biggest benefit than athletes that only drank sports drinks. Sports drinks have far more sugars than chocolate milk, and sports drinks do not help to replenish your muscles just help to rehydrate you from the work out. So, athletes that only use sports drinks over chocolate milk or protein shakes are missing out on helping their body to recover from an intense work out. Milk supplies more nutrients to a person’s body then what Gatorade does. Gatorade does not supply the needed sugars source that chocolate milk provides.
The Sports drink is full of sugar, doing more harm than good. If someone drank Gatorade when they are not doing anything to make them sweat, it is getting them fatter. Christie Wilcox explains this is her article, Sports Drinks: More Harm Than Good?, “If your goal is to lose weight, drinking calories is like shooting yourself in the foot” (Wilcox). If someone does not work out at a high intensity for a long time, they do not need the extra calories. So sports drinks are not for the casual exerciser, while taking a ten-minute treadmill run or jog around the block. However, if someone is doing strenuous exercises for a long period of time, sports drinks can be highly beneficial. In fact, the Houston Texans drank 88,224 bottles of Thirst Quencher throughout the 2012 NFL
“In December 2011, a 14-year-old girl in Hagerstown, Maryland, went to the mall with friends, where she bought and consumed a 24-ounce can of a popular energy drink. The next day, she and friends were again at the mall, and she drank another 24-ounce can. She went into cardiac arrest that night, became unconscious, and later died. The coroner’s report stated that she ‘did have a mild underlying heart condition’...’’ (S4, P1) Energy Drinks: A Misunderstood Industry provides information about the energy drink companies and what measures they take to protect the common people. No laws should be put in place in regards to the amount of caffeine in energy drinks for two main reasons; one, energy drinks are labeled to protect the public, and two, energy drinks can be healthy when used correctly.
The different varieties of sports beverages are isotonic, that quickly replaces fluids lost by sweating and supplies a boost of carbohydrates. Some of these beverages include Gatorade Cool Blue, Gatorade Limon, Powerade Cherry ION4, Powerade Orange ION4, and much more. Hypotonic beverages
Exercise is rigorous and causes the body to loose many electrolytes through sweat. Powerade and Gatorade are the most common electrolyte replenishing sports drinks. Although these beverages help to repair the body, they are less helpful than chocolate milk.
Do sports drinks help improve performance of non professional athletes? I believe that they do not and that drinking water would be more beneficial.”During exercise, water is lost in the form of sweat, as a way of helping to maintain a stable body temperature. Sweat losses vary from person to person and can be affected by an individual’s genetics, body size and level of fitness. Also most people are likely to sweat more as it gets hotter and more humid, as well as with an increased level of activity.” Sports drinks have a lot of salt and sugar in them and could make the athlete consume more calories than they are burning. Sports drinks are also sold to many children who would not be doing as much work as their idols do and would be consuming too much sugar for their daily recommended needs of 20 grams. How much activity do you have to do to need to drink a sports drink for it to be beneficial for your performance? I’m using information conducted by Oxford University and the British Medical Journal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4e85ZnVjmU Mensfitness http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-drink/sports-drinks-vs-water