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2013-01-09 11:44:07 AM
I used to drink waaaay too much soft drinks. I quit, and now I'm healthier. Perhaps the Gatorade addict should try some moderation? Yeah right, that's crazy talk.
 
2013-01-09 12:16:17 PM
why are people so against drinking water? i've never understood why people choose to drink sugar.
 
2013-01-09 12:20:42 PM
BVO may not be in use today as a flame retardant in furniture foam, Because of health hazards. http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2011/brominated-battl e -in-sodas

Alternatives have been used successfully in Europe for decades, but US soda makers insist on BVO, mainly because changing over would hit their bottom line. So, I guess it's still OK -- as has been a long time tradition with major corporations -- to sicken and possibly kill a percentage of your consumers.

The FDA used to be a powerful entity, but over the last couple of decades, it seems that corporations have managed to quietly corrupt it. This came to my attention with the deliberate misinformation of trans-fats, used to 'replace' cholesterol in products like margarine. I wondered why bags of snacks declaring they were cholesterol free always had this tiny 800 number on them, directing you to the company for full information if you were on a strict cholesterol free diet.

Call it and you found that the snacks did have trans-fats which turned into cholesterol once consumed.

It took quite some time before the FDA did anything about that.

Apparently, food additives don't have to go through the rigorous 5 to 8 years testing drugs do before being given to the public. I don't know for sure.

Though, I do know that a whole lot of folks have to be sickened or killed before an additive is reluctantly taken off the market. It was actually easier, years ago, to make the companies stop using lead solder in their cans and switch to lining steel ones. (Some of you might not have ever actually seen a 'tin' can since most are aluminum now and extruded, not pressed, shaped and soldered.)

It kind of makes you wonder, just what type of company man first looked at BVO insulation and decided, 'wow! We can used that as an additive to our soft drinks.'
 
2013-01-09 12:23:40 PM

chairmenmeow47: i've never understood why people choose to drink sugar.


Base instincts gone wrong. Our metabolisms haven't fully adjusted to a world in which (for us lucky Americans at least) caloric scarcity isn't really a thing anymore.
 
2013-01-09 12:24:56 PM

chairmenmeow47: why are people so against drinking water? i've never understood why people choose to drink sugar.


Base instincts gone wrong. Our metabolisms haven't really adapted to a world in which (for us lucky Americans, at least) caloric scarcity isn't really a thing anymore.
 
2013-01-09 12:26:46 PM
My internet appears to be slightly broken :(
 
2013-01-09 12:29:25 PM

Firethorn: When do you need it? After at least an hour of vigorous cardiovascular exercise, enough to cause heavy sweating. In most areas we're talking about levels of sweat sufficient that you could wring it out of your shirt. Some exceptions for extremely dry climates apply, of course.


I don't think you need it even then. I get that level of exercise six to eight times a week biking to and from work, averaging between 20-30mph, often at temps above 100°F in the heat of summer. Water is all you need, if you've eaten that day. Replenishment drinks are awesome for all-day physical exertion, though, when you're taking only short breaks. The only time I felt a real benefit from a sports mix was on a century ride, right around the 60-mile point. The rest areas were constantly mixing coolers full of Gu20, and that stuff was like drinking from the holy grail when you were starting to lose it.
 
2013-01-09 12:31:01 PM
Thats why i drink brawndo
 
2013-01-09 12:32:23 PM
Wed, Dec 19 2012

control-h.org
 
2013-01-09 12:57:28 PM

megarian: Onkel Buck: maxheck: I always keep a mason jar with this in it:

1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. table salt
1-1/2 tsp potassium chloride salt substitute
4 packets unsweetened kool-aid powder

Makes ~2 gallons, or you can just stir a teaspoon into a tall glass of water as needed.

Cheap as dirt, works great when you've worked up a sweat, are hungover or otherwise dehydrated. No weird chemicals.

I keep this in a mason jar

grows in dirt, no weird chemicals, never get a hangover
/sour diesel for the heads that want to know

How YOU doin'?


*clicks profile* I'm doing extremely well. That was grown in Port Huron by the way, just up the river from you.
 
2013-01-09 12:59:26 PM

Onkel Buck: megarian: Onkel Buck: maxheck: I always keep a mason jar with this in it:

1 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. table salt
1-1/2 tsp potassium chloride salt substitute
4 packets unsweetened kool-aid powder

Makes ~2 gallons, or you can just stir a teaspoon into a tall glass of water as needed.

Cheap as dirt, works great when you've worked up a sweat, are hungover or otherwise dehydrated. No weird chemicals.

I keep this in a mason jar

grows in dirt, no weird chemicals, never get a hangover
/sour diesel for the heads that want to know

How YOU doin'?

*clicks profile* I'm doing extremely well. That was grown in Port Huron by the way, just up the river from you.


Ahhhh Pure Michigan.
 
2013-01-09 01:01:54 PM
Those are just the molecules working.
 
2013-01-09 01:35:31 PM
Gatorade has always tasted awful to me. An ex-bf told me that it tastes better when you're dehydrated (because, in theory, you need the stuff in Gatorade). It was true to a certain extent, but I would still prefer something else than a Gatorade if I had worked out and was very thirsty. This idiot probably reads the inserts with her medications and extrapolates about the low-occurrence side effects
 
2013-01-09 01:55:52 PM

incendi: A Shambling Mound: This just in: Gatorade is a replacement for nothing and is not actually good for you.

Meh, I've read somewhere that the HFCS is actually more efficient for replenishing glycogen quickly (or something) than sucrose or straight glucose, and electrolyte replacement is important if you're doing strenuous exercise for a fairly long period of time (and hence sweating a LOT). However, 99% of the people swilling gatorade while they treadmill or bro-pump at the gym, or drinking it because they like the taste and aren't actually doing ANY exercise, are just loading up with a butt-ton of extra sugar and salt they absolutely don't need.


Yea there are situations where Gatorade or a similar substance is appropriate (like for marathon runners or really sick people, women in labor, etc.). I hate the taste, and like you said most people just don't need it. I drink water before and after I exercise and I eat meals that day.

When I worked in an unairconditioned factory I *would* drink 1 liter of water an hour so every 2 hours I would have a snack like something salty (a few pretzels) and a banana. Highly doubt I was ever close to being low on electrolytes though.

If I'm going on a long walk/hike or a long shopping expedition (seriously) I take a snack, but that is only because I actually get hungry and not because I think my electrolytes are in danger.
 
2013-01-09 02:02:32 PM
Nobody thought of this?

www.walkoffwalk.com
 
GBB
2013-01-09 02:06:18 PM
pool.theinfosphere.org

What side-effects?
 
2013-01-09 02:10:40 PM

spidermilk: When I worked in an unairconditioned factory I *would* drink 1 liter of water an hour so every 2 hours I would have a snack like something salty (a few pretzels) and a banana. Highly doubt I was ever close to being low on electrolytes though.


Without the snacks, you probably would've gotten a little low - not anywhere near life-threatening, but enough that if you were trying to perform some feat of strength at the end of each day, you'd notice a significant performance difference between days you snacked and days you didn't. It affects your peak performance (which professional athletes have to use MUCH more often than the rest of us) long before you'll notice any significant difference in your day to day activities. Also, even if you're sweating your dick off all day long, you don't need straight sugar unless you just got done doing something super intense AND have to do it again in the next couple of minutes. Otherwise you're better off, generally speaking, to get your calories from slower sources.
 
2013-01-09 02:19:57 PM

PirateKing: But it's got what plants crave!


Came for this. Left 'tarded.
 
2013-01-09 02:27:38 PM

doczoidberg: topcon: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/business/another-look-at-a-drink-in g redient-brominated-vegetable-oil.html?_r=0

Seriously?
That's HER???

 I thought veganism was supposed to make you skinny.


Rice, beans, potatoes, corn - and all of them fried, too, as long as it's in veggie oil - counts as "vegan" but not exactly as "healthy." Throw in salted nuts, peanut butter or nutella, with some soy product on the side, and you have yourself a recipe for quick weight gain.

One of the "vegans" I knew in high school was actually just such a picky eater that she ate nothing but French Fries. (Of course, since you can only eat so many calories worth of fries in a day, she was actually skinny.) Seems to be a common thing.
 
2013-01-09 02:31:19 PM

spideyknix: Nobody thought of this?

[www.walkoffwalk.com image 307x235]


Yea, someone already posted that.
 
2013-01-09 02:35:34 PM

fredklein: You might be drinking too much Gatorade if it leaves you with skin lesions, memory loss and nerve disorders

"too much" == 8 liters daily, according to wiki. Assuming you have "a higher than normal sensitivity to bromine", of course.


Holy crap, that's 34 bottles a day, or 1700 calories from pure sugar. That'll do a number on you long before the bromides do, if they don't completely bankrupt you first.
 
2013-01-09 02:40:37 PM
Vegans can be annoying as heck - but the girl is 15. Cut her some slack. Remember the stupid stuff you were into when you were her age.
 
2013-01-09 02:42:45 PM

Rik01: Apparently, food additives don't have to go through the rigorous 5 to 8 years testing drugs do before being given to the public. I don't know for sure.


BVO is one of the grandfathered chemicals that predates the FDA.
 
2013-01-09 02:43:24 PM
But what would I mix with my vodka? It's the perfect cocktail.

/it's healthy though, mine have very little Gatorade in them.
 
2013-01-09 02:45:49 PM

doczoidberg: spawn73: topcon: I'm rushing to believe an article based off of the findings of a 15 year old self-proclaimed vegan on the Mother Nature Network.

Why did she say that she was a vegan? WTF does that have to do with anything. :(


Vegans always want you to know they're vegans.

If it didn't make them feel special, there'd be no reason to be a vegan at all.


It was also mentioned that her reason for looking up the ingredients of Gatorade was to make sure she could drink it (as a vegan).

I wonder if she would have gotten her stomach pumped if she found some animal bi-product in it.
 
2013-01-09 02:53:23 PM

chairmenmeow47: why are people so against drinking water? i've never understood why people choose to drink sugar.


I avoid sugar, but I really don't like water. Solution: Powerade Zero or MiO. I used to drink a lot of G2 before finding something that is better and has no sugar at all.

/I wonder if G2 has BVO
//or even orange
 
2013-01-09 03:29:48 PM

utah dude: Amos Quito: Gatorade ruined my plans for self-imolation.

damnit AQ, why aren't you in a nuclear physics program somewhere? you're one smart and funny bastard.



www.3smiles.net

I was but they kicked me out.

Those nuclear physicists have NO sense of humor.


/Thanks
//Blushes
/// shucks
 
2013-01-09 03:40:28 PM

rogue_L_chick: incendi: doczoidberg: I thought veganism was supposed to make you skinny.

Can't eat meat, but you can slurp down all the HFCS you damned well please.

I once went through a phase where I pretty much lived on rice and Cap'n Crunch. I would joke that I had become a vegetarian by default, and it is hilarious how many people equate that with being really healthy. There are a lot of assumptions that "not eating meat" equals "fresh vegetables and lots of tofu".


I went to school with a bunch of what I came to call "brownie vegetarians" because they'd forego most of a healthy meal citing their vegetarianism, then go home and make a pan of brownies. Turns out that it doesn't just matter what you give up to be healthy, but also what you replace it with.

\Would be harder for a vegan.
 
2013-01-09 03:54:50 PM

chairmenmeow47: why are people so against drinking water? i've never understood why people choose to drink sugar.


Kids crave sugar and will beg for sugary drinks. If they're never made to drink water, they'll never get used to unsweetened liquids.

You hear adults complain about how they don't like the taste of water (either just their tap water, or tap water in general, or room temp water, or uncarbonated water), but that just tells me they grew up allowed to be picky about what they drank and have never been thirsty enough to learn to appreciate water.

If you have ever, even once, had the experience of being ludicrously hot and thirsty, and there's nothing but warm cloudy lake water, dead midges floating on top and tasting of the iodine tablets that killed them and - you hope - anything smaller in there, you appreciate that water so much it totally recalibrates you. You will never again think that even the grossest tap water tastes anything but wonderfully refreshing.
 
2013-01-10 06:20:45 AM

protectyourlimbs: ok, its been awhile... why did it change the words "Weeners" into "weeners"?


Because it knows you really like weeners.
 
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