Lauren K. Williams, M.S., Registered Dietitian, discusses the importance of hydration in sports.
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Featuring Lauren K. Williams, M.S., RD, Registered Dietitian
Duration: 1 minute
Sport nutrition drinks are extremely important for athletes in high levels of competition.
They're going to contain some sort of energy, which can be in all different forms. They are also going to contain electrolytes, which are extremely important when you're sweating, when you're working hard to make sure to replenish these vitamins and minerals throughout the body.
You want to look for a good amount of carbohydrates, and for electrolytes as well to provide you energy to get through that tough competition.
You can actually just dilute some fruit juice in your house. So take some apple or some orange juice, dilute it in half, and you have yourself a healthy energy drink. For more convenient options when traveling or on the road you may find some some sports drinks in your local grocery store.
If you have questions about sports hydration, contact a local registered dietitian or nutritionist.
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