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  First, do you know the real sports drink?

  Sports drinks are formulated according to the characteristics of physiological consumption when exercising, and can be targeted to replenish the nutrition lost when exercising, so they contain certain sugar, vitamins and electrolytes, and one of the three is indispensable.

  Find the ingredient list and nutrient list of the drink, take a look, there is no glucose or oligosaccharide and other carbohydrates; second, there is no vitamin or amino acid and other functional nutrients; third, there is no potassium chloride, sodium chloride, magnesium chloride and other electrolytes.

  Second, the value of sports drinks is more than eye-catching

  Sports drinks do contain some vitamins and minerals, but in each bottle, the amount of these nutrients added is extremely low, only a few to a few milligrams, and the cost is less than 20 cents. And a bottle of sports drink can easily 5, 6 yuan, the most important cost are spent in the bottle, labor, transportation and other above. At such a low value, I wonder if you still think you’re drinking a different kind of drink?

  Third, people who do not exercise should not drink sports drinks

  Sports drinks because they contain more electrolytes, if you drink them as ordinary drinks, it will increase the burden on the kidneys, easily causing increased blood pressure, hardening of blood vessels, etc. If you have diabetes, you should stay away from sports drinks because the glucose in them, which can quickly replenish your energy, will cause your blood sugar to skyrocket. If you are controlling your weight, drinking sports drinks regularly will put you at risk of obesity if you don’t exercise. In addition, sports drinks contain acidity regulators such as citric acid and malic acid, which can corrode your teeth and cause tooth decay if consumed for a long time.

  Fourth, how to drink sports drinks correctly

  First of all, there is a requirement for sports drinks to be consumed for the amount of exercise. If the exercise is less than one hour, drinking ordinary drinks or water is enough, but if it is more than one hour and a lot of sweating, such as playing ball, long-distance running, etc., then drinking sports drinks will be most effective. Secondly, sports drinks should not be consumed in large quantities at one time. If you drink more than 1000ml at one time, not only will it not play a supplementary role, but it may even lead to lower blood pressure, weakness of limbs and other water toxicity symptoms. The correct approach is to maintain a frequency of about 150ml of rehydration fluid every 20 minutes during exercise, so as to extend the exercise time and delay the onset of fatigue.

  Warm tip: The current market is diversifying into sports drinks, and the number of sports drinks developed for various environments is increasing. We as consumers should not be dazzled by the wide range of goods on the shelves, but always keep in mind the principle of health first. Exercise in moderation and choose sports drinks carefully in order to make our lives more brilliant in sports.