High in Sugar from 9 Negative Effects of Sports Drinks (Slideshow)

9 Negative Effects of Sports Drinks (Slideshow)

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High in Sugar

Just one 32-ounce bottle of Gatorade or Powerade can contain 200 calories and a whopping 52.5 grams of sugar. This means that chugging back a bottle of the stuff can add significant calories to your diet. So if you're drinking a sports drink as a casual athlete, you’re likely drinking more calories than you’re burning off.