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Am I addicted to Gatorade? Is it even possible to have a Gatorade addiction

Question Posted Wednesday February 24 2010, 6:16 am

I drink Gatorade (the "sports drink") every single day. I like most flavors of the Gatorade so I'm not too picky about that. I know it's suppose to be good (?) for you since it has electrolytes for your body to function better but I don't know much more about it. Well, I guess I also know it helps to keep you hydrated too, right? I don't think it has caffeine in it but I am not entirely certain. I'm not sure if there's anything actually considered to be addictive in it.

Is it possible to be addicted to Gatorade? Are there any negative side-effects associated with drinking too much Gatorade or drinking it too often? I don't want to do any serious damage to my body because I enjoy this drink...but it seems like I can't go a day without it before I start CRAVING the taste again?! It's really freaking me out please?

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schochie16 answered Wednesday February 24 2010, 8:19 pm:
Gatorade is not good for you. The only reason it is is if you work out. It is full of sugar so that when you work out and your blood sugar goes down, you can drink it and then be good. It also, is really bad for your teeth. It eats the enamal. Gatorade does keep you hydrated, but since it is full of sugar it keeps you being thirsty so you drink more and more and more and more.
You should really try to stop. Its not good for you because of the calroie intake and sugar. There is no caffine in it. Switch to water. Maybe flavored. You need to cool it with the gatorade!!
JUst try to go a week without it. But, when you work out--may motivate you to exercise more,--then you can have one!

Hope I helped!

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WittyUsernameHere answered Wednesday February 24 2010, 10:26 am:
Well, there is water poisoning, but you'd have to be drinking a pretty ridiculous amount of gatorade to overload your system with fluids like that.

Other than that, sugar. Gatorade has tons of refined sugar, which isn't all that good for you. Significant amounts can lead to weight gain, and while I have no idea how much gatorade it would actually take to fuck up your sugar regulation systems, you could conceivably give yourself diabetes if you're drinking enough of it on about a daily basis. I'd guess that, in addition to normal teen daily sugar intake, a half gallon every day could probably do some damage.

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