A person loses a great deal of water in the form of sweat when engaging in prolonged exercise. An athlete even more so.
It is therefore necessary to rehydrate, that’s why sports drinks provide water, carbohydrates, and electrolytes so the athlete’s performance might improve.
That said, sport’s drinks like Gatorade also provide empty calories.
Unless you’re in the middle of an Olympic training workout, this amount of excess calories is simply unnecessary.
Here are some of the Gatorade ingredients that will NOT enhance anyone’s workout: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Artificial Colors, Brominated Vegetable Oil.
Gatorade is fortified with a variety of different vitamins and minerals, including some fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A. Fat-soluble vitamins cannot be excreted from the body when they are consumed in quantities too large, so side effects may occur. Drinking too much Gatorade, and consuming much more than your recommended amount of vitamin A, can lead to vitamin toxicity, also known as hypervitaminosis A. The National Institutes of Health say that the symptoms of hypervitaminosis A include blurred vision, fatigue, headache and nausea.