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Benefits of Using Sports Drinks While Exercising

When working out, it is important to keep your body hydrated. The use of sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade are extremely popular with athletes who train and work out. What are the benefits of using these drinks versus water? Well, there are three main things sports drinks offer your body before, during, and after your workout.

Hydration

It is important to drink about two hours before working out. During a work out it is important to drink lots of fluid to replace what you are losing in sweat.

Carbohydrates

The carbohydrates that are found in sports drinks provide energy that delays fatigue while working out.

Electrolytes

When working out, you lose electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and chloride. Just like you need to replace the water in your body, you need to replace the electrolytes as well.

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