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Ryan6845
06-13-2004, 11:10 PM
Hey,

I've posted, and have read forever on these forums (forgot my name!, to post)

Im addicted to Gatorade.. not really, but I know its much better than Soda, but I just cant seem to down water like I can Gatorade..

I know a few of the benefits of Gatorade..

But.. Whats bad about it? I normally drink about 6-7 a day, (20oz)

Thanks in advance,
Ryan

BigRic
06-13-2004, 11:16 PM
I think it had a lot of salt, and alot of sugar.

Ti1301
06-13-2004, 11:18 PM
14g carbs
14g sugar
per 20 oz.
personally all the sugar from the gatorade gets to my throat after a while.
I stick to water.

Shao-LiN
06-14-2004, 12:10 AM
Lots of sugar in it...suck it up and down water =).

Ironman15
06-14-2004, 12:34 AM
I wouldn't call that lots of sugar. Compare that to a 20oz. bottle of soda. I bet the 20oz of soda has at least five times as much sugar as the gatorade. Granted water would be better for him. Although gatorade does provide electrolytes. I would say a few gatorades are fine, but add more water to your diet.

lex
06-14-2004, 06:42 AM
yeah id much rather drink water! its free?! wow!

Minotaur
06-14-2004, 08:45 AM
14g carbs
14g sugar
per 20 oz.
personally all the sugar from the gatorade gets to my throat after a while.
I stick to water.

No, it's 35g/20 oz. The label says there are 2.5 servings in the 20 oz. bottle.

JTyrell710
06-14-2004, 10:02 AM
What form is the sugar in?

waynis
06-15-2004, 05:17 PM
lots of sugar, high frutose corn syrup which spikes insulin levels, i think it also has msg(monosodiumglutamate) which is not good at all.

emjlr3
06-16-2004, 06:11 AM
what is the deal with gatorade and its supposed electrolytes??/ i alsways hear stuff about them but they aren't on the label so what do they do and why aren't they marketed better?

waynis
06-16-2004, 02:02 PM
electrolytes are sodium and potassium which gatorade has in it... you could also just eat foods with both of them in it like a banana.

JTyrell710
06-16-2004, 02:50 PM
electrolytes are overrated
if all gatorade HCFS... quit it- drink maybe 1 bottle a day- I have one of the dirtiest diets on this site and even i stay away from high fructose corn syrip

attica
06-18-2004, 04:54 AM
Sometimes I prefer having my "water" with some taste, so I buy the gatorade powder and cut the mix by 1/4. Keeps the high fructose corn syrup to a minimum, and keeps it from being boring. Isn't terribly expensive either when you quadruple the amount of mix you can make.

I used to drink it straight up, but I sat down once and figured out the amount of sugar per serving, and it was pretty ridiculous. Especially when you get 4 servings from a 32 oz. bottle (the size that works for me)...

fen2zla
06-18-2004, 05:29 AM
i think it also has msg(monosodiumglutamate)

You sure about that?

waynis
06-18-2004, 09:01 AM
You sure about that?


yeah im pretty sure.. theres other names for msg and i think one of them is in the ingrediants. Thats the main reason why i stopped drinking it. also stopped drinking it cause of all the sugar. Its really not necessary. just eat right and drink water.

JTyrell710
06-18-2004, 09:21 AM
there are other names for a molecule?? the only one i can think of is dihydrogen monoxide aka water.-- but what else could msg be called??

Holto
06-18-2004, 10:24 AM
no MSG trust me...

and drinking copious amounts of sugar at times other than pre/post workout is not somethign as serious bb should be doing

it contibutes to a deadening of cellular sensitivity (insulin resistance) and makes gaining mass and losing fat more difficult

HemiVision
06-18-2004, 11:38 AM
no MSG trust me...

and drinking copious amounts of sugar at times other than pre/post workout is not somethign as serious bb should be doing

it contibutes to a deadening of cellular sensitivity (insulin resistance) and makes gaining mass and losing fat more difficult

I only drink Gatorade before and after training. It makes a very noticeable difference in my energy levels if I get the quick carbs in there.

attica
06-18-2004, 12:35 PM
there are other names for a molecule?? the only one i can think of is dihydrogen monoxide aka water.-- but what else could msg be called??

There are many molecules that have multiple names, some due to "common names" vs. chemical names, like Sodium Chloride and Salt - or how about Methyl Alcohol and Methanol? But to answer specifically for MSG, check out the MSDS for it:

http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/G3975.htm

which lists the following synonyms: Monosodium glutamate; sodium glutamate; MSG, L-(+)-glutamic acid, monosodium salt, monohydrate.


I'm looking at the ingredients for Gatorade right now, and I don't see anything that could be construed as MSG. The only things that could be confusing to someone at a quick glance are sodium citrate and monopotassium phosphate.

SW
06-18-2004, 01:57 PM
i drink a lot of kool-aid with little sugar. i think it's a good way to get water down.