Snacks On The Go-Sports Drinks
On the Go Snacks- Sports Drinks☀️
There is a time and a place for sports drinks. A hard day of summer tackle football practice, a hot long day on the lake with not much shade, working outside manual labor jobs, all require one to replenish their electrolytes. But, here’s the thing... we can replenish our electrolytes without adding in harmful chemicals as well! .
What’s the difference in these sports drinks❓
The 👎🏻 drinks:
1️⃣Are sweetened with high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners like sucralose and acesulfame potassium (ace k). Those can be carcinogenic and are toxic to the gut biomicrome. (1)👎🏻
2️⃣Are colored with food dyes and caramel color. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says Red 40 is “reasonably anticipated” to be a human carcinogen (2). The International Agency for Research on Cancer found caramel color to be a “possible carcinogenic” due to the ingredient 4-mel. (3).👎🏻
3️⃣Some contain synthetic preservatives like EDTA which is on the FDA’s list to be studied for toxicity. Archives of Disease in Children found that reducing preservatives from a child’s diet reduced hyperactive behavior. (4)👎🏻
4️⃣Contain gmo sugar and corn. Both heavily sprayed with glyphosate. 👎🏻
The 👍🏻sports drinks:
1️⃣contain coconut water which is great for hydrating 👏🏻
2️⃣Are made with natural food colorings from plants
3️⃣Are sweetened with cane sugar or stevia which is such a better option than gmo sugar, HFCS, or artificial sweeteners.
4️⃣Have way less added sugar
5️⃣Most contain vitamins
6️⃣Have no gmo ingredients
The bottom line is that when you’re looking to rehydrate, you can do it without adding artificial sweeteners, artificial food dyes, glyphosate, a load of sugar, and artificial preservatives! But this may require buying a brand you’re not as familiar with! .