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Sports drinksEven if it's labeled vitamin water, an energy drink, or a sports drink, it can still be loaded with empty, sugar-filled calories. For example, sports drinks like Gatorade have 28 g of sugar per 20-ounce bottle. Dubost says that if you want to cut calories from your diet, skipping sugary beverages is an easy way to do it.
"I think there's a place for sports drinks, but it's for those who are extremely active and have sweated out their nutrients," she says. "If you're working out for more than an hour a day, then you can have a sports drink to replenish what you've lost," says Dubost.
Drink this instead: Water. I know it's not as flashy as a flavored drink, but I also know those empty grams of sugar and calories are not worth it. And no, water does not include vitamin water. A 20-ounce Glaceau Vitamin Water has 32 g of sugar. But what about the vitamins? If you have a well-balanced diet, you don't need your vitamins to come from a bottle, says Dubost.
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