Sports Drinks vs. Water

Unless you are running a marathon or working out more than 90 minutes at a time you probably don’t need a sport drink for recovery. Sure, they taste good, and if that makes you drink more to stay hydrated then that’s a good thing. However, many of those fancy sports drinks have High Fructose Corn Syrup. This is a definite no-no. HFCS is one of the worst things for you as it impairs your insulin from being released to lower your blood sugar levels and is a major cause of obesity in the U.S.   If you do find a sport drink withought HFCS, you may want to weigh the price against the fact that if you just added a little sea salt to your water, you are going to replenish your electrolytes lost. But it has to be pure sea salt not refined or table salt as those are stripped of their minerals and are processed.  

Regarding hydration; keep in mind that our bodies are 70% water, so make sure you stay properly hydrated and drink 8-10 glasses of water per day. Your skin will look better and you’ll feel more alert and alive!

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