Gatorade is a thirst quencher and electrolyte replenisher that refuels the body with calories and chloride, potassium and sodium. There are over 8 different varieties of this sport drink including one lower calorie version and some with added vitamins and minerals. Although flavors come and go, some of the core flavors include fruit punch, grape, lemon-lime and orange.
Gatorade was founded in 1965 by four doctors in collaboration with the University of Florida Gators assistant coach. The original lemon-lime drink was tested on Gators' football athletes and led them to their first orange bowl victory.
G2 is one of Gatorade's signature low calorie drinks that includes added antioxidants and vitamin E to provide stamina and energy. G2 is only 25 calories per 8 ounce serving.
Any of the many varieties such as Bring it, Performance, Endurance, Focus, Rain, Fierce, Shine On and X Factor can be used as a thirst quencher and electrolyte replacement during mild to moderate physical sports activity or exercise.
Gatorade is beneficial during illness---especially if fluids have been lost due to diarrhea, fever or vomiting. It can also be helpful to those who suffer from hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, as it provides a high source of carbohydrate to keep blood sugar levels up.
The G on the Gatorade bottle represents the entire soul, the heart and the hustle of basic athleticism.
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