Health - Wellness
Are Bodyarmor Drinks Actually Good For You?
Sports drinks can help you stay hydrated by replenishing water and electrolytes that are lost during workouts. There are quite a few brands of these drinks sold in stores, one of which is Bodyarmor, which boasts low sodium, high potassium, and no artificial colors or sweeteners — but are these drinks actually good for you?
A 12-ounce bottle of Bodyarmor contains 530 milligrams of potassium, which may help avoid cramps during and after a sweaty workout session. It also has coconut water, which serves to help rehydrate after a long workout as it is about 94% water and packed with electrolytes and antioxidants.
On the other hand, Bodyarmor has a high sugar content, much like other sports drinks; a 16-ounce bottle has about 140 calories and 36 grams of sugar. Drinking too many Bodyarmor drinks during light or moderate physical activity could even cancel out any calorie- or fat-burning benefits, so sip with caution.