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    Sports Drinks Aren’t Always Good for Hydration

    Key Takeaways A new study found that hypotonic sports drinks are the best choice for hydrating during an endurance workout. Hypertonic sports drinks may be dehydrating because athletes would need to consume additional water to balance out their sodium levels. Water is generally still the best choice for hydrating during shorter workouts. Although sports drinks are designed to replenish hydration during and after exercise, some of them may be dehydrating, according to a new study. Researchers in New Zealand analyzed 28 studies on the hydrating effects of different sports drinks and found that hypotonic sports drinks, which have a lower amount of salt and sugar, are the best for rehydration…

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