Sports Beverage Critique by David Wiss

Sports Beverage Do’s and Don’ts

Ever wonder about sports beverages such as Gatorade, Vitamin Water, Muscle Milk, and Coconut Water? Learn the sports beverage truth!

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist David Wiss sits down with Krystle Rich from Time Warner Cable and breaks down each beverage, offering practical advice.

Mr. Wiss is never afraid to tell the truth about deceptive marketing. Watch below for the whole story!

In a nutshell:

  • Gatorade can be used for endurance activities of 90 minutes or more such as running or cycling. It is useful for replenishing electrolytes following sweat loss.
  • Vitamin Water Zero is absolutely useless for post-workout nutrition.
  • Muscle Milk is a scoop of protein powder mixed with a multivitamin and should only be used for convenience when there are no other options.
  • Coconut water can be useful for light activities such as hiking or bike riding. The electrolyte balance is not optimal for endurance training with intense sweating.


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About the author: David A. Wiss
David A. Wiss
David Wiss, MS, RDN is the founder of Nutrition in Recovery, which specializes in: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Body Image, and General Wellness. Mr. Wiss works closely with individuals to help them revolutionize their relationship with food and has shared his expertise with numerous eating disorder and addiction facilities throughout the greater Los Angeles area. David is a nationally recognized expert in nutrition for addiction and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Public Health from UCLA.