Is drinking powerade instead of water bad for you?

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  1. Lilkhmerkid4u

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    sure, it's unneeded calories and cost a lot more money
     
  3. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Depends on whether or not you need carbs and electrolytes and shit at the time.
     
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    i am trying to cutback on sweet drinks and sometimes when i need a drink...i want somethin with flavor
     
  5. SteveO

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    crystal light peach tea.
     
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    if you're trying to lose weight replacing water with powerade is a bad idea.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I'm going to fucking kill you.
     
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    i always thought powerade/gatorade was basically water with add-ins.

    i sometimes bring a bottle of powerade and usually fill it up with water everytime i sip out of it.
     
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    :rofl: there it goes again, and what scientist did a study on the optimal ratio of powerade to water?
     
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    ... 500ml water for 500g sugar? No.

    If you're playing basketball, or doing something which takes endurance it might be good to have some gatorade to replenish electrolytes and sugars, but definitely don't replace water and make sure you are drinking water.

    I think it was 10% drop in performance per 1% dehydration.
     
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    If you need the energy drink it.
     
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    crystal light is good if you need something sweet.
     
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    .. what about that Propel shit. its water and flavoring?
     
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