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Gatorade Just Went Organic

Athletes asked, Gatorade answered, says GM

(Newser) - Who knew a lab-created beverage of mostly sugar and water could be certified organic? Gatorade has announced a new beverage, G Organic—coming soon to select stores in strawberry, lemon, and mixed berry flavors—that's been certified organic by the USDA in what Gizmodo describes as "a cruel... More »

Sugar-Free Drinks Also Bad for Your Teeth

Acids in many drinks still cause tooth decay

(Newser) - Worried about tooth decay? Switching to sugar-free drinks won't save you from the acids that destroy enamel and wear down tissues in your teeth, a new study says. Researchers at the University of Melbourne reached this conclusion by having people drink sugar and sugar-free drinks, and found little difference... More »

N. Korea Proclaims Creation of Fungus Sports Drink

Mmm, liquified mushrooms

(Newser) - Gatorade better watch its back: North Korea's scientists have invented a "very effective" sports drink that they claim can both enhance physical ability and speed recovery, the Korean Central News Agency reports. The miracle ingredient? "Mushroom fungus." While the report doesn't say much beyond that... More »

5 Ways You Shouldn't Work Out

Avoid the elliptical and drop the excessive cardio: Jennifer Cohen

(Newser) - Congrats on spending that hour at the gym—but are you spending it effectively? At , Jennifer Cohen offers tips on improving your workout by dropping some bad habits. Among them:
  • Stop using the elliptical, which is both "boring" and "ineffective," Cohen writes. Its motion isn'
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Flame-Retardant Chemical Lurks in Soda, Sports Drinks

Brominated vegetable oil is in 10% of the drinks America buys

(Newser) - Nasty or neutral? Brominated vegetable oil, a long-used drink additive tucked into the ingredients list of about 10% of the drinks sold in America, finds itself the subject of fresh debate. It's used in Mountain Dew, Gatorade, and other citrus drinks in order to distribute that lemon/lime/orange flavor evenly,... More »

The Latest Sports Drink Craze: Beer

Gulp. It's non-alcoholic. Mostly. Gulp.

(Newser) - Beer: It's not just for couch potatoes anymore. A Bavarian brewmeister is touting its non-alcoholic beer as the latest sport drink for athletes, handing it out at the finish line of sporting events and touting its regenerative benefits. Unlike Gatorade, Erdinger Alkoholfrei is served up with a frothy head, and... More »

Didn't Run a Marathon? You Don't Need Gatorade

Sports drinks overkill for casual exercisers

(Newser) - Sports drinks like Gatorade, PowerAde, and Pure Sport are advertised as revitalizing thirst-quenchers for professional athletes, graciously made available to casual exercisers like you. But most desk jockeys don't need anything the drinks provide except water, new analysis suggests. Exercise does deplete both electrolytes and carbohydrates, but the average American... More »

On Shelves Soon: Facebook-Flavored VitaminWater

'Connect' will have black cherry-lime flavor, nutrients

(Newser) - If you’re one of those people who can’t get enough of Facebook, good news is coming to your corner store in March, in the form of VitaminWater’s new flavor. “Connect,” a black cherry-lime concoction, is the result of a contest on the drink’s Facebook... More »

Pickle Juice Joins Ranks of Odd, Cheap Sports Foods

(Newser) - During a recession, even endurance athletes have to watch their wallets. Increasingly, the Boston Globe reports, marathoners and pro athletes are turning to cheap, readily available means of replacing carbs and electrolytes—even if that means pounding pickle juice. “It’s been a hidden secret,” said the maker... More »

Creator of Gatorade Dies

Dr. Robert Cade invented the sports drink for Florida's football Gators

(Newser) - The University of Florida researcher who invented Gatorade 40 years ago to hydrate his school football team died today at age 80. Dr. Robert Cade's first batch tasted a bit like "toilet bowl cleaner," but a little sugar and lemon juice fixed that. Today, the ubiquitous sports drink... More »

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