Are sports drinks part of a healthy teen lifestyle?

Many young people believe that sports drinks are a healthy alternative to soda.


Teenagers who are active are more likely to consume sports drinks than non-active peersDrinking sports drinks has been linked to eating more fruits and vegetablesSports drinks should not be consumed unless a teen has exercised vigorously

( -- Advertisements for sports drinks have long featured world-class athletes such as Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and LeBron James. The message is clear: If you want to "be like Mike," pick up a Gatorade.

This marketing strategy seems to have worked. According t