The Huffington Post – By Meredith Melnick
Monday, June 4, 2012
After a tough workout at the gym, many people reach for a sports drink. You know the ones; those technicolor fruit drinks, most often labeled with an “ade” suffix (“Powerade,” “Gatorade,” etc.) and an ingredient list long enough to make any nutrition-minded person give pause. At about 100 calories per 16 ounces, on average, a sports drink can certainly put a dent in the caloric maintenance of a workout session.