The Ultimate Sports Drink

Despite the advertising hype, good old H2O is actually the best "sports drink" available. While some sports drinks can raise blood sugar and recharge electrolytes, many also contain fat and calories, artificial colorants and flavorings, and caffeine and other stimulants as well. Water is your best bet for avoiding dehydration and improving your performance. There's no need for moderate exercisers who eat a balanced diet to replenish potassium and sodium during a workout - leave that to the endurance athletes. To avoid dehydration, however, you should drink plenty of water before, during and after working out, especially if you live in a hot, dry climate.



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