soccermatt wrote:what about green tea? the lipton green tea and the snapple green tea, and also the snapple lemon tea lol
& i know someone that drank too much propel with calcium and got kidney stones, dont know if propel has come up yet, just throwing it out there. any idea if regular propel is ok? compared to gatorade
Tea and propel are fine to drink occasionally. Once again, anything (except for water) should be had in moderation.
If possible, try to drink teas that do not have caffeine in them, such as Red Bush tea
Even though propel is labled as water with added benefits, its still better to drink twice as much water as any sports drink (even Propel).
Here is a quote taken from: http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/hydr ... ration.htm
"What about Sports Drinks?
Sports drinks can be helpful to athletes who are exercising at a high intensity for 60 minutes or more. Fluids supplying 60 to 100 calories per 8 ounces helps to supply the needed calories required for continuous performance. It's really not necessary to replace losses of sodium, potassium and other electrolytes during exercise since you're unlikely to deplete your body's stores of these minerals during normal training. If, however, you find yourself exercising in extreme conditions over 3 or 5 hours (a marathon, Ironman or ultramarathon, for example) you may likely want to add a complex sports drink with electrolytes. "
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