Really wish the well-meaning father at soccer would stop giving the kids Gatorade. Yikes.
In honor of Michelle Obama’s new campaign Drink up, I thought I would post my thoughts on Gatorade.
Please do not give my child this:
Kids do not need Gatorade. Unless my child is an Olympic athlete, which I am pretty certain that my 6-year-old soccer player is not, just no, no, no. The recommendation is that electrolyte replenishment is only necessary after 60 minutes+ of hard-core exercise. Tri-athlete’s, marathon runners, not 5:30 soccer rec team players. Let’s just skip it already.
But what about the potassium that Gatorade provides?
Gatorade has a minuscule amount.
Pfft. I get that much just sniffing a banana.
By the way. A banana?
Kids need water. The American Academy of Pediatrics has given warnings about kids’ Gatorade consumption and how kids really just need water.
Yah, well because you keep caving in and buying those dang drinks. Just buy him a cool reusable water bottle and call it a day. All that garbage bottled as a health drink is just sugar and food dye.
Check out this information on Gatorade’s food dye and you might second think that sale on G2’s.