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  • NuclearVampire commented on fungus amungus's instructable Gatorade Recipe2 months ago
    Gatorade Recipe

    "And for all of you who aren't losing those precious electrolytes through exercise, there's an even cheaper option: water. You don't need a sports drink to drive, walk around, or work on a computer all day. You also don't need all the sugar in these drinks either. So unless you really need that optimal 6% of carbohydrates that Gatorade insists improves your hydration, just fill up a glass of water and drink it up."That's strictly copy+pasted from the instructions. I didn't criticize the information or directions; I criticized the last paragraph. I criticized the assumption that the only reason you would/should be drinking gatorade or homemade equivalents is because you're exercising. There are more reasons to drink it than just exercising. I drink it because I need a dependabl...see more »"And for all of you who aren't losing those precious electrolytes through exercise, there's an even cheaper option: water. You don't need a sports drink to drive, walk around, or work on a computer all day. You also don't need all the sugar in these drinks either. So unless you really need that optimal 6% of carbohydrates that Gatorade insists improves your hydration, just fill up a glass of water and drink it up."That's strictly copy+pasted from the instructions. I didn't criticize the information or directions; I criticized the last paragraph. I criticized the assumption that the only reason you would/should be drinking gatorade or homemade equivalents is because you're exercising. There are more reasons to drink it than just exercising. I drink it because I need a dependable way to routinely get salt into my body. Yes, even while I'm on the computer. Because my body dumps salt like crazy, and you kind of need a minimum of it in your body to function. I know other people with chronic illnesses who drink it when they can't stomach other foods. Also people with colds, dealing with dehydration and lack of appetite. And those are just the examples off the top of my head. So once again, I'm not criticizing the main portion of the article. Thanks for writing it, op, it helped when I couldn't get more gatorade powder. But the last bit was unnecessary, and preach-y. (And also, let's just remember, there are places where the tap water is really unsafe to drink ((Looking at you, Flint)), and gatorade and bottled water are some of the substitutes for this. Why we gotta shame people for that?)

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  • NuclearVampire commented on fungus amungus's instructable Gatorade Recipe4 months ago
    Gatorade Recipe

    Dude, maybe ease up on the judge-y judging attitude? Like thanks for the instructions, really helpful for me when I can't get to the store, but you have no idea why anyone's drinking the faux gatorade in the first place. Maybe they're rehydrating. Maybe they're like me and they dump salt like it's going out of style and need small doses of it regularly, cause the big doses just get dumped in one go. Maybe they just like it. But making people feel guilty for drinking salty sugar water is kind of unnecessary, and not really something that's needed. It kind of makes the whole article go from "Hey, cool! I was looking for this!" to "Uh. Okay then. I think I'll just go drink my salt water in peace."

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