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We're Now Soothing Our Hangovers With Pedialyte

Baby drink pitched for 'when last night's party threatens to ruin today'

(Newser) - It's in the name: Pedialyte is aimed at small children. But even though that name isn't changing, the drink's target market is, a rep tells MarketWatch . Since 2012, thanks in large part to social media, the oral electrolyte's use has exploded by 60% among the grown-up... More »

Teen Drinks 4 Gallons of Water and Gatorade, Dies

It wasn't a prank; Zyrees Oliver overhydrated after football practice

(Newser) - Hours before he was supposed to start his first day of his senior year of high school in Georgia, 17-year-old Zyrees Oliver collapsed and was rushed to the hospital in a helicopter. He'd consumed 2 gallons of water and 2 gallons of Gatorade after football practice last Tuesday 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 »

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 »

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