If you’re active and regularly participate in sports, supplementing your diet with a sports drink is highly beneficial.
Allow me to introduce you to Gatorade.
Gatorade was introduced in 1965 and aims to replenish the body with electrolytes for re-hydration and energy. While you can replenish your body with water after exercise, using a sports drink with electrolytes will enhance your well-being.
What are electrolytes?
Electrolytes are minerals which are involved in many bodily processes, including maintaining hydration and muscle contraction. For optimal body functioning, you require a sufficient amount of electrolytes from your diet.
Electrolytes found in the body include sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium.
During exercise, your body loses electrolytes via sweating. They can also be lost when you’re unwell, such as through vomiting or diarrhoea.
Drinking Gatorade counteracts the loss of electrolytes, in addition to promoting the absorption of fluid during exercise.
Gatorade: Product Overview
Gatorade comes in four different flavours: orange, lemon, red orange, and cool blue (raspberry).
Each 500ml drink contains 30g of carbohydrate (20g sugar) and 0.65g salt. Carbohydrate content provide energy for workouts, while sodium is an electrolyte.
Gatorade is caffeine free, but contains artificial sweeteners in sucralose and ace K.
Once opened, Gatorade should be chilled and consumed within 3 days.
The bottles are made of recyclable plastic. However, they should not be re-used.
Ready to Drink
One of the main benefits of Gatorade 500ml bottles is that they’re ready to drink. The convenience of this product saves time and mess as you can simply bring a bottle with you to training or to an athletics pitch.
All four flavours taste delicious – purchasing the variety pack from Amazon is ideal if you’re new to using this drink as you can try the different flavours on offer to determine your preference.
Personally, the orange flavour is a favourite!
Just a little heads up! You also get a free towel and refillable squeeze bottle with the Amazon offer (not an affiliate link).
If you want to stay focused on your fitness without the worry of energy and hydration, Gatorade is a recommended solution!
*Pepsi (Gatorade) have gifted me this product, but all my views are my own*