View Full Version : carbohydrate question

08-28-2002, 09:04 PM
i was wondering whats the difference between the carbs in coke and lets say uumm the carbs in powerade?

08-28-2002, 09:07 PM
I don't think there is a difference, their both sugar.

right? I dunno...

08-28-2002, 09:09 PM
well i really have no idea but if thas the case then would a big glass of coke suit u well for a pre work out drink?

08-28-2002, 09:14 PM
Well, I guess it could work, that's your perrogative. There's obviously much healthier choices though.

08-28-2002, 09:15 PM
haha yea i know but coke jus always seems to be hanging around the house

08-28-2002, 09:17 PM

08-28-2002, 09:21 PM
mebe after a workout it might keep you going for a bit, but it isn't a very healthy option.

08-28-2002, 11:35 PM
Dude don't even say that, pop is just nasty

Natural Animal
08-29-2002, 12:48 AM
I use coke to clean the acid off of my car battery!!!!

Who said anything about drinking it??? when did people start drinking this crap??? are they crazy?>?

08-29-2002, 03:35 AM
DO NOT DRINK SODA when weight training, maybe in moderation..

it's really not good for your body...... the difference is that the coke has a lot of empty calories in it.. I would get the carbs from dextrose, or gatorade....... take the extra mile and get a better drink than soda... if your putting all this time into weight training, atleast put some time into getting a better drink than soda..

08-29-2002, 03:10 PM
thanks for the replys

08-29-2002, 05:40 PM
I think coke has way more sugar in it than gatorade. And I also think that the two have different kinds of sugars.

Generally, you don't want to drink soda. It's like an excuse to cheat =P.

08-30-2002, 10:39 AM
Coke and gatorade in bottles have the same kind of sugar ("high fructose corn syrup"). However, the powdered gatorade has primarily dextrose and maltodextrin (more dextrose than malto, I believe).

If you're looking for post-workout stuff, get the powdered stuff instead. I personally like it more than the pre-made because you can add more or less depending on how you want it. Since both dextrose and maltodextrin are two of the highest GI carbs out there, it's perfect...plus, I guess the good taste of gatorade, powerade, etc. can sometimes blunt the taste of some not-so-good protein shakes, creatine, etc.


08-30-2002, 11:17 AM
SODA=Liquid Candy