Powerade is currently the number 2 sports drink maker behind Gatorade. It provides electrolytes, sodium and hydration to active people.
Many drinks today are enhanced with supplements such as caffeine, taurine, and B vitamins in order to provide consumers of these beverages with “energy.” So does Powerade have caffeine in it?
The answer is no. Powerade is designed first and foremost to hydrate you. Caffeine is a diuretic, which causes the body to lose water.
Powerade is great for people engaged in rigorous physical activity because it replenishes the body with needed electrolytes lost because of activity and sweat. It should be noted that Powerade is not a substitute for water.
Powerade can actually cause weight gain due to the number of calories in it. One bottle contains a lot of sugar and up to 200 calories. Drinking these types of sugary beverages is the quickest wat to add calories to your diet without even knowing it.
Powerade does make a calorie and sugar free version of their drinks, which is a better choice for weight conscious consumers.
Powerade should be considered as a supplement to water – not a replacement for water. Nothing hydrates the body than water. Be sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day, even if you consume Powerade. Powerade can be found at retailers and grocery stores everywhere.