Blog By: Aishwarya Ghumekar
You have done enough workout now you need to re hydrate.What do you go for? Water or energy drink?
As a general rule, the higher the carbohydrate content of your beverage, the slower the absorption rate will be. Consequently, trying to maintain proper hydration and balanced electrolyte levels during a run with sugary sports drinks is difficult. On the other hand, plain water passes through the body too quickly and without providing the necessary sugar to spark the insulin response and ignite the recovery process.
So going out for water or energy drink depends upon your necessity.
keep the following things in mind before choosing:
- Water works. Proper hydration is one of the most important ways to protect the body before, during, and after exercise. You should regularly drink plenty of water, especially when you plan to get in a good workout. Water is the best thing for your body, so make sure you get enough.
“Most people don’t drink enough water, so when you go to the water fountain in the gym, take eight big gulps. Keep going to the water fountain and bring your water bottle,” says Jody Swimmer, an exercise specialist and owner of the gym Fitness on Frankfort in Louisville, Ky.
- Sports drinks have calories. One downside to sports drinks is that they do contain calories, a consideration for people exercising for weight loss. “Most people just need to drink water. Sports drinks typically have calories, and if you’re trying to watch your calories, those can sneak up on you,” Swimmer says.Sports drinks typically have about half the amount of sugar and calories of a soda or fruit juice. That can add up quickly if you down a couple of sports drinks, however, especially if you drink them when you’re not exercising.
Thus what you choose completely depends upon your needs and your body type.
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