HARMFUL INGREDIENTS TO AVOID IN YOUR DRINK
LeBron James discusses leg cramps (Miami Herald 6-7-14) James [who endorses Powerade] had over two bags of fluids pumped into his body after Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and that doesn’t count all the salt tablets and sports drinks and recovery concoctions that he consumed following the 110-95 loss. James couldn’t move his legs and was carried off the court. “My body just shut down,” James said. “Basically my body said, ‘OK, enough jumping for you for tonight. You’ve had enough.’ Nothing I could do about it.”
Toxic oxalates are found in antifreeze, some sports drinks, and some green smoothies.
According to a new study published in Pediatrics, the majority of food and beverage products endorsed in 2010 by professional athletes like LeBron James, Peyton Manning and Serena Williams are calorie-dense, nutrient-poor, or filled with additive sugar. And about 93% of athlete endorsed drinks had all of their calories from additive sugar.
Popular energy drinks may cause serious increases in heart contraction rates within an hour of consumption forcing 21,000 people to ERs. 42% mixed the energy drink with another stimulant such as Adderal or Ritalin. Symptoms included life-threatening arrhythmias, high blood pressure, seizures, and 18 deaths.