Water is generally the best way to replace lost fluids. But if you're exercising or training for more than 60 minutes, a sports drink can deliver important nutrients to help maintain your body’s electrolyte balance.
“This is really important for people who are training for a longer event,” says Mayo Clinic sports dietitian Erica Goldstein. “People who are running, cycling or swimming for multiple hours at a time should choose a sports beverage carefully.”
In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Goldstein explains what to look for when choosing sports drinks. Jeff Olsen reports.
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