Today, there are dozens of sports drinks, juices and sodas on the market, but do you really need any of them to enhance your workout?
A good sports drink contains 14-15 grams of carbohydrate in 8 ounces. It should also contain about 110 milligrams of sodium and 30 milligrams of potassium in the same volume.
It is very hard to burn enough calories to offset a 60- to 120-calorie beverage. You need 15 minutes of swimming, 10 minutes of running or 30 minutes of walking for a 165-pound person. Someone who weighs 120 pounds needs 45 minutes of walking or 20 minutes of running.
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