High fashionable sports drinks offer improved sports performance and recovery but is this at the expenses of your teeth?
Athletes who regularly sip on sports drinks are bathing their teeth in sugar and mild acid, just the recipe for dissolving tooth enamel and promoting tooth decay. The risk is greater if a mouth guard is used after consuming a sports drink.
To prevent this problem, rinse the mouth with water immediately after your sports drink.
During strenuous exercise, especially in hot weather, the body needs more than just water replacement. Taking some carbohydrate helps the body conserve muscle, maintains blood sugar levels and delay fatigue.