myFM: Hydration

by Lianne Phillipson August 22, 2022

myFM: Hydration

Hydration at any time of the year is important. It’s key for energy and overall body function. Constipation, headaches, and low energy are three symptoms that almost immediately benefit from more hydration. 

When watching a friend’s son play volleyball a couple of weeks ago, my daughter went and bought an Iced Capp, and got me one too. It was so sweet that I couldn’t drink it.It’shigh in calories, fat, and sugar, and is pretty much dessert in a cup - numbers are around 360 calories, 15g of fat, and47g of sugar which works out to 12 tsp or 4 tablespoons.

A 20-ounce serving of Gatorade's Thirst Quencher contains36 grams of sugar or 6 tsp of sugar with a glycemic index of 89 and glucose 100. Sucrose/table sugar is65, so you almost might as well have a spoonful of sugar! For diabetics, this is a huge issue. While that's a bit less sugar per ounce than your average can of pop, it's not good for anyone.

Water, coconut water, herb teas, and dilute juice all are much better options if you’re not able to just drink water.

 

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