Is Gatorade Bad For You?



I can't tell you how many times I've been in the gym and I've noticed someone barely working out, then they "quench" their thirst with a Gatorade or another sports drink.

I've been asked this question a lot:

"Is Gatorade bad for me?"

It depends on the situation, I suppose.

If you're doing high intensity or long duration exercise programs, then Gatorade is great for re-hydrating you and re-energizing you. Gatorade is a great source of sodium and potassium. Both of these you lose when you sweat, so if you sweat enough, Gatorade is actually worth it.

Now, if you don't work out or barely break a sweat when you DO work out, Gatorade isn't good for you. Why? An entire bottle of Gatorade can contain up to 56 grams of sugar. Add that on top of an already sedentary lifestyle, then yes, Gatorade can technically be "bad" for you.

Water is still the best fluid to take in on a daily basis for maximum calorie burning potential. 

14 comments:

  1. Well im 14 and i drink one before and after school EVERY day. i drink the mini bottles but i think its very bad but i just cant stop! im very energetic but i dont know if drinking so many will affect me later on in life and how. ive been drinking them for a VERL LONG time maybe since i was 6

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  2. you are going to die early.

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  3. Gatorade makes me need to pee 15 mins. later.

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  4. If you don't take part in sports or a lot of exercise, you won't need the extra sodium and potassium which is lost in the sweat when you engage in these activities. Besides, the high sugar content is bad for your teeth and for the immunity system. Drink water instead.

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  5. g2 barely has any sugar per bottle.

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  6. and g2 tastes like shit

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  7. yes gatorade its bad for you its part of amglobal scheme to kill you faster.

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  8. I own a penis ring

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  9. Yes!!!Gatorade is bad for you. It is made with petroleum and butane...Read about it and you will see.

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