sports drink


: a drink that consists mainly of water, electrolytes (such as sodium or potassium), and carbohydrates (such as sucrose or fructose) and that is designed to replenish those substances in the body during or after usually strenuous exercise
"Dan was with me the whole day," Huard said after the game, while sipping a sports drink to combat dehydration.Peter King
Sports drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade should generally be avoided in favor of water unless you're doing an intense workout. That's because some sports drinks contain more than 30 grams of added sugar …, and you may not need its carb- and electrolyte-heavy fuel if you're just going for a 45-minute easy ride.Danielle Zickl

Examples of sports drink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Electrolyte drinks or mixes For a hydrating drink, Lexi Moriarty, a sports dietitian in Westfield, N.J., loves a salty sports drink or mix. Perri Ormont Blumberg, TIME, 20 May 2024 It is not known what Prado was drinking, but most marathoners drink water or sports drinks. Victor Mather, New York Times, 9 May 2024 The blessings off the field include a relationship with RECOVER 180, an all-organic sports drink. Clarence E. Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 9 May 2024 More:Prime energy, sports drinks contain PFAS and excessive caffeine, class action suits say For instance, PFAS are commonly used in non-stick cookware, greaseproof food packaging, outdoor clothing, waterproof cosmetics, and stain-resistant carpets and furniture. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 2 May 2024 Coca-Cola’s most recent earnings show that North American volume fell 1% due to weakening demand for its sports drinks and coffee. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 19 Mar. 2024 Each packet offers three times more electrolytes than leading sports drinks, according to the brand, and features a healthy blend of sodium, zinc, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium to help your immune system and energy levels. Alesandra Dubin, Travel + Leisure, 19 Mar. 2024 The sports drink also signed a similar deal with the UFC in January. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 11 Mar. 2024 Officials said the drink had a mix of lemon, salt, and vinegar inside a sports drink bottle and the kid became nauseous and developed a headache after drinking it. Sarah Al-Arshani, USA TODAY, 7 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sports drink was in 1967

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“Sports drink.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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