My health teacher once told me that “We [humans] are like a walking Earth.” By that, she meant that our bodies are comprised mainly of water. 60% to be exact. It makes sense, then, that when we feel thirsty, our body has lost water and what should quench our thirst is plain water. However, with many sports beverages, like Gatorade, advertising “ultimate hydration,” it can be hard to determine exactly what to drink in order to rehydrate.
The sweat that is released when you work out is mostly water, but it also contains electrolytes like salt and potassium. These electrolytes work together within the body to maintain proper balance. So, sometimes a Gatorade is the move. But when exactly is it appropriate to consume, not only the electrolytes in Gatorade, but also its high amounts of sugar?
Here is a guide to help you figure out which method of hydration is best for you!
**Even when this map leads you to a G2 or Gatorade, it is still extremely important to be drinking lots of water as well!