How good of a source is gatorade for carbs? good for bodybuilders? thanks!
i would avoid the liquid gatorade. its full of HFCS. powder is better, containing. however you can buy a huge bag of dex at NP for nothing.
Its 30g sucrose and 3g dextrose from memory, sucrose is preferred over dextrose for endurance atheletes.
Its is good during a workout or after as it replenishes some electrolytes, could use a bit more water and sodium imo though but I find it good. As for a carb source you might aswell be drinking softdrink, in other words its best kept for times when you sweat or are dehydrated.
I always prefer to go a more natural way. Oftentimes I might bring a banana into training.
I heard bannanas are good 2 eat post workout with your shake. or something else good thats high glycemic.
Some nutrition girl was talking about how the negatives of gatorade outweigh the positives unless you are like playing in a sports tournament or jogging for miles and sweating a lot. IIRC brock lesnar drinks it to keep his weight on when doing cardio-ish workouts, but he literally needs it to prevent weight loss.
Gatorade is garbage. Make your own intra workout drinks.
By the way the new Gatorade 'Perform' series with the grey label are made with dextrose not HFCS.
Companies should really chill it with the HFCS!
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Sugar = Poison
It still is not what ATHLETES prefer and as such IS nonsense. If they do not use it, It can't be true, no? Here is a rundown of what he has stated about sucrose in his vid;
Sucrose and HFCS are the same. Both bad.
Sucrose – all the fructose contained in sucrose will be metabolized in the liver. Why? Because it’s the only place that can metabolize fructose and generates all sorts of problems. Fructose does not activate insulin. During the process of metabolizing uric acid is produced. The uric acid goes in the blood and can cause gout or more commonly HYPERTENSION. Sugar fluids will cause hypertension. Allopurinol is a drug to treat gout but studies have found that it lowers hypertension in adults. One of the byproducts of fructose cause the activation of lipase storage mechanisms – thus weight gain. Up to 30% of the calories of fructose will end up as fat. You are not only consuming a carbohydrate, but consuming fat. High sugar diet is a high fat diet. Some of this fat will not enter the blood stream (ie high cholesterol) but stays in the liver. Junk 1 will cause insulin receptors to be inactive in the liver. On top of this, you don’t know you are full.
Her is an interview with him, he mentions sucrose is just as bad as hfcs; http://www.abc.net.au/rn/healthrepor...07/1969924.htm
He mentions Gatorade is "swill" who is drunk by "fat kids" not athletes. He recommends re-hydrating with pure clean water.
Here is some rebuttal in an exchange between him and Alan for another perspective for open minds; http://www.alanaragonblog.com/2010/0...armism-debate/