Regular gatorade or Gatorade G2! Which do you prefer after a good workout?
Many answers to this question. Personally, I like regular G before and during a workout. I don't really like any calorie-free sweeteners (purely taste preference) and I'm pretty thin, so I need the calories.
I recommend G2 for people who don't exercise that intensely and/or who are looking to shed a few pounds (and can't really afford any extra calories). The products are identical, with G2 having half the Calories of G.
Neither one works that well as a recovery drink, however, since they don't have any protein. But sorts drinks are better than nothing after a workout since they can at least replace electrolytes, water, and carbohydrate.
Justin Robinson, MA,RD,CSSD,CSCS
Consultant - Optimal Nutrition
Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it. I prefer the regular G myself although on occasion I'll drink G2. But after an intense workout I do prefer the regular G.
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Great information here. I appreciate all that you have shared. I tend to down a Gatorade or 2 a day. Usually to hydrate and replace electrolytes when I am busy doing things that exert energy before a ride at evening time.
My aunt drinks something that is a recovery drink. I want to check and see what it is.
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