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Are low calorie sports drinks acceptable, or is the sugar also vital to my recovery?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Healthy sugar is OK : There is increasing evidence that sweetened drinks can be detrimental to health, according to many nutritionists and physicians. The same applies to sweet and carbonated drinks, according to dentists. If a woman thinks she needs to replace fluids and electrolytes after intense exercise and/or sweating, she could have a low-calorie sports drink along with a piece of fruit or other healthful snack.
Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Avoid sports drinks: Most of the research shows that sports drinks are not beneficial. Eat a healthful diet and drink good water and you will feet better and save money.

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