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Energy Drinks vs Sports Drinks: What’s Best For You?

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!

Energy Drinks

  • 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

  • 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.

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Energy Drinks vs Sports Drinks

If you’re looking to lose weight, an energy drink is not the way to go due to its high-calorie count. In that case, you should opt for a sports drink which has adequate calories. If you want to replace water with another drink during (or after) an intense workout or physical activity, a sports drink is again the best option with its optimum amount of micronutrients.As a combination of lifestyle and functional beverages, energy drinks are generally carbonated, so they may cause gastric indigestion during a workout. Sports drinks, are not carbonated and are available in many amiable flavours. It is also advised for kids and teenagers to avoid energy drinks. They may cause high blood pressure. Now that you know better, we’d like you to know about the latest name in the premium sports drinks. Pi Nutrition’s Pi SPORT, which is rich with natural fruit juice, electrolytes, vitamins (B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D), minerals (Zinc, Iron) and more. It’s available in two delicious flavours of Berry Orange and Kiwi Lemon.  It is available at many major places in Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Delhi. So make sure to grab it the next time you see it!

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