Are Sports Beverages Really the Best Hydration Drinks?

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Following an intense exercise session, many people reach for sports drinks, like Gatorade or Powerade. But are sports beverages really the best hydration drinks when it comes to your post-workout recovery? While sports drinks have some benefits, there are an array of choices that may prove healthier when it comes to restoring your electrolytes. 

In addition to exploring why it's important to stay hydrated and the risks associated with dehydration, we're delving into some of the top rehydrating drinks that you should consume post-workout. Here's everything you need to know.