Sports drink manufacturers are masters at advertising and influencing parents and athletes. They publish biased and sometimes confusing studies in medical journals to bewilder and sway us to purchase their drinks.
The fact is we have power over our health and the nutrition of our youth football athletes. What we gobble up and swallow each day determines most how active and how healthy we are.
Remember that your children will follow your eating habits now and in the future. If you are not eating the right way, it is likely you are passing this behavior to your kids whether you are aware of it or not.
While nutrition should be extensively taught in medical school, it is not. In fact, most doctors are not taught about the impact of healthy eating. Doctors aren’t paid to teach you how to better take care of yourself. That’s why you need to do the research yourself (or hire a qualified nutritionist).