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Quiz: Do You Understand Sports Drinks?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Sports drinks can restore carbohydrates that the body uses as energy.

Explanation:
Sports nutrition drinks are important for athletes in high levels of competition. Athletes use sports drinks to rehydrate, replace electrolytes lost through sweating and restore carbohydrates that the body uses as energy.
2

Sports drinks are a replacement for drinking water.

Explanation:
Sports drinks are not a replacement for drinking water or proper sports nutrition. They are best for athletes who are sweating a lot or competing in a long-distance event.
3

You should drink sports drinks during moderate exercise.

Explanation:
If you drink sports drinks during moderate exercise, you’re taking in unnecessary sugars which could lead to weight gain.
4

It’s generally not recommended that children and teenagers drink sports drinks when exercising.

Explanation:
It’s not recommended that children and teenagers drink sports drinks when exercising, unless they are at a high-intensity competition or event where they’re really sweating.
5

Children and teens especially should not have energy drinks.

Explanation:
It’s also important not to confuse sports drinks with energy drinks. The main ingredient in energy drinks is caffeine, and they also contain sugar. Children and teens especially should not have energy drinks, as they can lead to sleep problems and higher blood pressure.