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What Does Gatorade Actually Do?

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Epicurious
Gatorade claims to rehydrate your body and replenish an athlete's energy in a way only they can - but what does it actually do? Food scientist Topher McNeil breaks down the science behind the granddaddy of sports drinks, its often referenced electrolytes, and all the other factors to consider when deciding whether it's worth drinking Gatorade.