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Energy Drinks - Use Caution

Sports drinks such as Gatorade and PowerAde have been popular with athletes for decades. They contain electrolytes and carbohydrates. Athletes use them to replace fluids lost during exercise. Although it's not clear that sports drinks are actually better than plain water, they are safe. Like sports drinks, energy drinks are sold in gyms, health clubs and supermarkets. Energy drinks are most popular among adolescents and young adults. And they sure are popular. In 2015,…

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