How bad are Sport Drinks? (ex. Gatorade)

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  1. benny196

    benny196 New Member

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    I know they aren't exactaly ideal to be drinking after a workout, but I just want to know how bad they are and if the occasional bottle will hurt you.
     
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    What do you think is wrong with them?
     
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    :ugh: Powerade is one of the best things you can drink after a workout.
     
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    my PO shake is water, diluated gatorade powder, and 5g of mono
     
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    have you read the stickies or archives?
     
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    After your workout would be the BEST time to drink them. Other than that, the issues are the sugar (malto, dextrose, etc).
     
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    OK, thanks alot guys. I guess I can continue to do that then. Sorry for what now seems to be a dumb question.
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    On days where I know I'm getting enough protein pre workout, my post workout drink is gatorade and three scoops of BCAA (xtend).
     
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    That sounds like a good idea to mix it with supplements.
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    Tastes great too. watermelon xtend + gatorade FTW!
     
  14. Steve325

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    berry gatorade is the shit
     
  15. bloodred83

    bloodred83 im in ur cost gard, savin' ur boatz

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    "Fierce Grape" and "X-Factor Lemon-Lime + Strawberry" is teh win.
     
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    Haha BLUE FTW
     
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    whatever you do don't mix grape gatorade with ON's vanilla ice cream flavored protein. i can't believe how horrible it tastes.

    i found the blue frost gatorade stuff seems to mix the best with anything.
     
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    :rofl: you honestly thought that sweet grape + vanilla ice cream would taste good???
     
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    Hey, purple cows are good :p
     
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    The only thing I ever heard was that they damaged your teeth if consumed on a regular basis:

    Link

    I heard it on TV, but google quickly turned up that link.

    I don't know if it's true, I never looked into it since I don't drink them regularly.
     
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    i dunno, i've had some weird combinations that actually taste pretty good. everytime i get new stuff i try a new flavor combo; this is the first one that has gone sour =(
     
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    sarcasm I hope?
     
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    Yeah well I'm pretty sure breathing increases your chances of getting cancer.
     
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    just drink water
     
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