Sports drinks are a popular way to stay hydrated on the field or during workouts. But did you know these fun facts about sports drinks?
1. Sports Drinks are Designed to Replace What the Body Loses During Physical Activity
The body loses electrolytes like sodium and potassium during physical activity, and water won’t replace these. This leads to feeling more tired after a workout. Sports drinks, on the other hand, replace these essential components quickly. This is why drinking a sports drink after a workout boosts your energy levels faster.
2. Many Sports Drinks are High in Sugar
Sports drinks, except for those that use sugar alternatives like sucralose or stevia, are pretty high in sugars. This can be good for some people after a workout, but high sugars can be dangerous for others, like people with diabetes. Use sports drinks in moderation and stick to one or so a day to avoid overdoing it on the sugar.
3. You Can Make Your Own Sports Drink
While sports drinks that are already bottled are super convenient, you can also make your own sports drink if you’d like to curtail the sugar or avoid artificial dyes. A homemade sports drink will have fruit juice, salt, sugar, water, and lemon juice in it.
When used in moderation, sports drinks are a great way to replenish the body’s fluids after a particularly intense workout or game. Sun Vending offers high quality snacks and sports drinks in state-of-the-art vending machines to California companies who employ over 100 people. Contact us today to learn more about stocking your business with the best in convenient vending.