Sports Drinks Are More Fattening Than Soda!
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
11,000 children, ages nine to 15, were evaluated every two years through adolescence (The Obesity Society 30th Annual Scientific Meeting, Abstract 27-OR, September 21, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas). Teenagers gained almost two pounds per year for each container of sports drink consumed per day. This was twice as much as they gained from drinking a can of soda per day. Sports drinks come in such large portions that you would expect them to be more fattening.
Sports drinks are promoted as part of a healthful lifestyle, but that applies only if you are doing extensive vigorous exercise. Many sports drinks are labeled as having 50 calories per serving, but each bottle usually has multiple servings: 130 calories per 20-ounce bottle and 200 calories per 32-ounce bottle. Sodas are usually sold in 12-ounce cans or bottles containing 120 calories.
All sugared drinks are fattening. Fruit juice is no less fattening than sodas or sports drinks. When people believe that a drink is healthful, they will consume more.
Dr. Pinna says:
Here’s a list of “Sports Drinks”:
- 10-K Thirst Quencher
- All Sport
- Coconut Water
- Lucozade Sport
- Pocari Sweat
- Vitamin Water
If you drink any of this garbage you are wasting money and increasing your WAIST!
“Sports Drinks” did not exist fifty years ago. They started when people found out that exercise is beneficial. Their makers saw the opportunity to make billions and they did.