Benefits of Sports Drinks
Are sports drink beneficial for athletes?
Yes… Sports drinks:
» Provide carbohydrate during exercise for energy and maintenance of blood sugar levels
» Provide electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride) to aid in hydration
» Provide fluid to prevent or minimize dehydration
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.