Many times, it happens that you need to grab a drink, be it during an intense workout or a prolonged sports match and the water will not cut it. Most of the people go for some kind of an energy drink or a sports drink, but hardly do they notice the differences between the two. So, today we bring you key differences between Energy Drinks and Sports Drinks so that you can make an informed decision on which one is the right choice for you!
- Most Energy drinks contain Caffeine as their main ingredient and may also include the amino acid taurine, carbohydrates in the form of sugar.
- Their primary intention is to provide increased concentration, energy and the heightened sense of awareness.
- They are usually high in calories which come from some form of sugar.
- Red Bull and Monster are two of the well-known energy drinks.
- Sports drinks contain carbohydrate as well as electrolytes and sometimes vitamins, minerals or other micronutrients.
- They are used to re-hydrate the body. Sports drinks restore the electrolytes lost while sweating, in turn balancing the body fluids.
- They do not contain caffeine or high amount of calories. Instead, they refuel the body with electrolytes and rehydrate.