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Healthier electrolyte drink than gator/powerade?

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11-21-2012, 10:33 AM
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G2 gatorade before the game, Smart Water during the game. Water enhanced with electrolytes, it aint cheap though.
You could add a pinch of salt and a pinch of salt substitute to tap water and get the same thing more or less for a couple pennies

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Has anyone heard anything about fat free milk being good after a game?
There's quite a bit out there about low fat chocolate milk being an ideal post-sports drink. It has a lot of sugar for glycogen replenishment and enough protein for muscle recovery. Plus if you buy milk by the gallon and add in say Nesquik or Ovaltine or whatever, you get some additional vitamins which can't hurt.

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Maybe it's because my family's from the Carribean, but I love me some coconut water after just about any strenuous exercise.

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You could add a pinch of salt and a pinch of salt substitute to tap water and get the same thing more or less for a couple pennies



There's quite a bit out there about low fat chocolate milk being an ideal post-sports drink. It has a lot of sugar for glycogen replenishment and enough protein for muscle recovery. Plus if you buy milk by the gallon and add in say Nesquik or Ovaltine or whatever, you get some additional vitamins which can't hurt.
I stick with what works. As long as I feel 100% during the game and the next day then that's my program.

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Generally...

Pre workout -- you have some protein and fat about an hour of start (not too many calories though)... Also make sure you're properly hydrated going in.
Btw the reason banana before a game would probably make you feel worse is that it actually has a fairly high glycemic load, so sugar cramps.

During work -- just water is all you should need unless you're doing a marathon session over 2h.

Post workout recovery -- bit of protein and some veggie carbs (like whole carrots, cucumbers seem to work good for me too) immediately (within 0.5h)... in the 0.5-1.5h (assuming 1h of work) after, have a sweet potato for carbs and some more protein. Also dark green veggies You don't really want fruit sugars because they go directly to your liver first, and then any leftovers go to the muscles.

Later on in the evening for the potassium a banana, or pineapple is good. Avocado also is a great source of potassium as well being a good fat source.

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You don't need anything but water during a game. You aren't running a marathon.

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You don't need anything but water during a game. You aren't running a marathon.
im the same, i have been given a box of these ironman perform drinks that ive been testing out about 1/2 hr before game time. seem pretty good, but i guess the point to all this is that there is soooooooo many things out there when it comes to sports performance, and it may just take some trying out and what your looking for...if a drink would have that much of a impact though, i would argue that the issue starts long before someone hits the ice. its why pro athlete's have such crazy routines and will often eat the same thing at the same time

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Just dilute the Gatorade with water. I don't have any health issues with Gatorade, however I find it too sweet and this makes it taste a lot better.

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V8 has more electrolytes than any of the mentioned drinks here. Tough to slug down during a game though.
It's less about raw amounts and more about the balance. I think if V8 was actually effective at improving hydration, they'd be advertising that fact.

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