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      09-09-2020, 01:34 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by King Rudi View Post
Water. End of discussion. Anything else is a waste of money. Sports drinks have carbs and sugars, thus equating calories. Science and fact based - drink when you are thirsty. That's it. The 8 oz. a day bit is bullshit. Your body has a built in mechanism that lets you know when to drink, it's called thirst. Drink when you're thirsty, that's it; anything else is nothing more than a marketing ploy designed to get you to spend money on drinks that you don't need. If we needed sports drinks to survive, then how did humans survive before 1965.

While you excercise, your body goes into water conservation mode, which will cause your body to....you guessed it, retain water to stay hydrated. While your body is in this "mode," if you try to hydrate heavily at this point, the water (or sports drink) you just consumed has nowhere to go; thus creating exercise associated hyponatremia and it can kill you.

This thread alone is a solid nod in the direction of the marketing teams for beverage companies. They like to make things seem as if they are a way bigger problem than what they really are. Thirsty? Drink some water and go on with your day.
Right on, man. I'm with you on the natural way. Replace water with water. Need potassium? Coconut water and avocados.
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