There are 31 flavors of Gatorade as of 2014. There are seven product lines of Gatorade beverages that each come in a variety of flavors. Gatorade's product lines include Gatorade Sports Fuel Drink, Gatorade Thirst Quencher Original, Gatorade Thirst Quencher Frost, Gatorade Thirst Quencher Fierce, Gatorade Low-Calorie G2, Gatorade Protein Shake and Gatorade Recover.Know More
Gatorade Sports Fuel Drink is designed to be consumed prior to exercise or strenuous activities, such as sports. This beverage is available in fruit punch, berry, orange and grape flavors. There are eight Thirst Quencher Original flavors, including cool blue, fruit punch, lemon-lime, lemonade, lime cucumber, rain-berry, orange and berry. Thirst Quencher Frost comes in glacier freeze, orange strawberry, riptide rush, glacier cherry and tropical mango. The third kind of Thirst Quencher, Gatorade Thirst Quencher Fierce, is available in green apple, grape, melon, strawberry, blue cherry and fruit punch.
Gatorade Low-Calorie G2 is available in a wide variety of flavors, including tropical blend, blueberry pomegranate, fruit punch, glacier freeze, grape, lemon-lime, orange and raspberry melon. Gatorade Protein Shake and Gatorade Recover are both designed to be consumed after participating in sports activities or completing a workout. The protein shake is available in vanilla, cookies and cream, chocolate and peanut butter-chocolate. Gatorade Recover is available in kiwi strawberry, mixed berry and tropical orange.Learn more about Soft Drinks
In general, children should hydrate with water rather than Gatorade or other sports drinks. They don't need the sugar and electrolytes these drinks contain unless they have been continuously engaged in strenuous activity for more than 50 minutes or have a pre-existing carbohydrate or mineral deficiency.Full Answer >
Gatorade does not contain caffeine, a stimulant commonly found in coffee, tea and soda. Gatorade contains electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, which are essential for hydration and proper organ function. Electrolytes replace nutrients that are lost by the body during physical activities.Full Answer >
Gatorade is less helpful than water at making plants grow. The sugar causes a build-up of mold and thickens the soil to the point where the plants cannot grow very well.Full Answer >
Everyday Health states that Gatorade helps prevent dehydration by providing fluids and helping to restore the body's electrolyte balance. Gatorade is effective in preventing and treating dehydration in seniors, athletes and those with dehydrating illnesses, such as diarrhea. Gatorade or other sports drinks are recommended for rehydration during lengthy periods of strenuous exercise.Full Answer >