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Best Sports Drinks For Hydration
It depends: For mild dehydration, water is fine. For severe dehydration, often due to severe diarrhea/heat exposure it is important to include salt, sugar, water, and other electrolytes. Sports drinks often have these ingredients but typically have more sugar than is recommended, particularly in the setting of severe diarrhea. Salty chicken or vegetable soup is often a good initial solution. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
REALLY???: This is perhaps the most absurd question I have gotten here. Soft drinks are arguably the worst thing you can eat & right up there with smoking for least healthy thing you can do. Not only are they loaded with sugar, it is the esp. Bad high fructose corn syrup. But diet sodas are just as bad for you! see http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/2012/03/14/soda-and-heart-attacks_n_1343163.Html#slide=779339. ...Read more
How to maintain electrolyte balance during colonoscopy preparation? Should I drink mineral water and sport drinks?
Can be: There are so many on the market so replenishing electrolytes is good, the problem with many brands is they contain high amounts of sugars. So, like anythign else you have to make your purchase wisely. Stay away from the ones that have the high fructose corn syrup. As a rule of thumb, when thats the first ingredient, stay away. ...Read more
As one who exercises regularly, is it good to drink "electrolyte" drinks to replenish one's electrolyte balance?
Yes: The replenishment fluids should contain sodium, postassium supplemtation as well as water. ...Read more
Sports drinks...: ...Are at least closer to the ideal composition, but they still tend to be heavy on sugar and light on potassium compared to the who-recommended rehydration solution. Water can produce dangerous electrolyte disturbances by diluting your body's salts as they are being flushed out by diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends upon . . .: Whether or not aloe drinks are good for you depends upon who you ask. It also depends upon how much evidence/proof you need to convince you, one way or another. Check out http://www.shape.com/weight-loss/food-weight-loss/ask-diet-doctor-truth-about-aloe-vera-juice. Bottom line, beware anything that's promoted/marketed as miraculous, no matter how long it's been around. ...Read more
Gatorade type drinks: Electrolyte-containing drinks like gatorade and poweraid supply electrolytes like sodium and potassium lost during sweating. Fruits like bananas, oranges and pretzels can be healthy ways to replenish electrolytes as well. High level endurance athletes and very salty sweaters may also take electrolyte containing supplements/pills before, during and after exercise in hot & humid environments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I best prepare for a right hemicolectomy? Are pre-operative nutrition drinks and antibacterial showers recommended ?
Are sports drinks more effective than plain water at preventing dehydration? I work out year round and sweat a lot, especially in the warmer months. I always drink a lot of water during workouts, but should I be drinking sports drinks instead?
Yes,or coconut water: You want to replace electrolytes as well as water and research shows that water is better absorbed when electrolytes are added. My concern with sports drinks is they tend to have a lot of sugar, often in the form of high fructose corn syrup which is best avoided. Consider coconut water with added sodium as a good alternative. See http://onforb.Es/1ac8vzh & http://bit.Ly/18pve5h. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: Diet sodas do not help with weight loss, and usually have a heavy load of phosphoric acid. The artificial sweeteners paradoxically increase the need for sweets elsewhere in the diet. You can have 1 or 2 12oz servings without much downside. More than that is excessive. The best hydrating agent is simply water. It is less expensive, healthier, and has no side effects. Water is a better than soda. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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