Fortunately, you have options other than those syrupy, neon-glowing commercial sports drinks. Natural sports drink options provide you with all you need in terms of energy and electrolytes, but without the dyes, preservatives and chemicals that make commercial drinks so pretty. After all, things like FD&C Yellow No. 5 and brominated vegetable oil (really?) have no research behind them showing that they will make you faster, tougher or stronger!
Hydration should always start with water. But if you’re not a big water drinker, or you’ve noticed that you urinate out as much as you drink, a natural sports drink containing electrolytes will help your body hold onto some of that fluid a bit longer, getting you through your lengthy exercise sessions.
Staying hydrated can make all the difference in your health and performance. Always start with water, and then use a natural sports drink before, during and after your workout so that you can maintain a good level of hydration.
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