Gatorade is the original sports drink that was made in 1965 while Powerade was later made just to rival Gatorade in 1988. Powerade and Gatorade are both very popular sports drinks. These two drinks are marketed to improve the athletic performance of an athlete. Although both sports drinks do the same thing there is a big difference between the two. There are both pros and cons between both drinks, but which one is better?
Powerade is sweetened with corn syrup while Gatorade is sweetened with dextrose which is chemically identical to corn syrup. Powerade has more vitamins than Gatorade. Gatorade is slightly better at replacing lost electrolytes than Powerade, but not by much. Both drinks have the same amount of sugar and carbs. Powerade has 10 more calories than Gatorade. According to statistics Gatorade does use healthier ingredients like sugar and uses more potassium and sodium to help supply athletes with electrolytes, but doesn’t have a lot of vitamins.
Gatorade does sell more than Powerade does which does prove which drink people like more. Both drinks are very similar when it comes to ingredients, but both do have different tastes. I personally like Gatorade better than Powerade because it tastes better and uses healthier ingredients compared to Powerade.
Which drink do you like better? Why?
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