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It’s a hot summer day. Your little man just got done with his tee-ball game and what do does the mom who brought snacks hand out but a sports drink. Those boys have been playing hard with the sun beating down on them so of course they need a little pick-me-up.
Inwardly I cringe whenever I see someone especially a child guzzle down a sports or electrolyte drink. It maybe rehydrating their bodies and balancing out their electrolyte but it is also a toxic chemical cocktail ready to do harm to the body.
Take a look at the ingredient list in Gatorade Thirst Quencher Orange:
WATER, SUGAR, DEXTROSE, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVOR, SALT, SODIUM CITRATE, MONOPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, GUM ARABIC, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, GLYCEROL ESTER OF ROSIN, YELLOW 6
This is what most sports and electrolyte drinks look like, some worse some a little better. Head over Modern Alternative Mama for a breakdown on the ingredient list, why they are used and how they affect your body.