Thank you to Body Armor for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Sports drinks…there are a lot of them on the market and to be honest, I have mixed feelings about them. Most of them are loaded with sugar if you really take inventory of the nutritional facts on the label. Now it’s no worse than a soda or the kids juice drinks on the market but for a sports drink that is marketed to be a healty option for athletes, I feel like they should be held to a little higher standard. That being said, I do let my kids drink them if they want…just like I allow them to drink juice drinks and the occasional soda.
I have to pick my battles carefully, and that’s just not one I have the time to fight so long as I’m confident their overall diets are relatively healthy the majority of the time. What I’m saying here is that if you’re a parent that is very into making sure your kids have an organic, sugar free, totally healthy all the time lifestyle, that’s completely fine and I think you’re a rock star for being able to pull that off and not lose your shit, but you’re probably not going to be interested in this particular post. For all you other parents that like me, are just happy that you’ve managed to keep the kids alive most days, and are pretty sure you’ve remembered to feed them once or twice, feel free to read on.
What Is Body Armor?
Say hello to the new sports drink in town. Body Armor was nice enough to send us some of their popular flavors to try out guess what, the kids love them and that makes me happy. Heck, I had a couple and I like them too. What else makes me happy? Body Armor is made with coconut water which provides rehydration benefits and naturally contains B-vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and electrolytes. BODYARMOR SuperDrink™ also uses potassium as its key electrolyte because is critical in the hydration process to preventing cramping. Traditional sports drinks use sodium as their key electrolyte however, BODYARMOR recognizes that most athletes get enough daily sodium via their food consumption and not enough potassium. Finally, traditional sports drinks use artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup. Natural sweeteners, like the pure cane sugar in BODYARMOR SuperDrink™, deliver carbohydrates needed to fuel muscles during exercise which is what we want right?
So, when it comes to sports drinks, there are many options out there, but in an unhealthy world, Body Armor offers a products that is just a little more natural and different from some of the others on the market, so for me, it’s a win at the end of a very busy day.
Tiaras & Tantrums saysMay 9, 2015 at 8:56 am
these look like a healthy alternative for something to give to our kids. I’m always on the look out for the BEST foods to get my children to ingest.
Stephanie saysMay 9, 2015 at 8:57 am
It’s good to know that there is a sports drink that is actually natural. Ive heard so many bad things about others.
Susan Quackenbush saysMay 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm
I’ve tried a few similar energy drinks but never tried Body Armor. I’m always up for new things so I think I’ll give it a try next time I see it in the stores! 🙂
Michele saysMay 9, 2015 at 11:19 pm
I tend to stay away from sports drinks as a diabetic–too many carbs. I don’t really exercise-heck I don’t exercise period so I don’t need all this extra. If you are heavy into sports or exercise then yes-you do need to recharge.
crystal saysMay 10, 2015 at 5:55 am
Thanks for the information. I will check it out!
Elizabeth O. saysMay 11, 2015 at 1:34 am
It sounds healthier than other sports drinks. I will check this out.
Jeanine saysMay 11, 2015 at 5:25 am
This sounds great! I haven’t heard of this brand before. I will have to check it out. We usually give our kiddos water, but after a good long run I enjoy a good sports drink!
Brook Devis saysMay 11, 2015 at 6:36 am
thanx for sharing this review aboy this energy drink. i never heard about this brand i will check this out
Andrea saysMay 11, 2015 at 6:58 am
I love that this drink is so all natural! I have a hard time drinking most sports drinks because I find them too “heavy” and sugary. I will have to check this one out.
Dogvills saysMay 11, 2015 at 10:57 am
This sounds amazing. Those who exercise need to hydrate so to be in shape. My son would be thrilled to try this sports drink
Lorraine saysApril 3, 2017 at 6:08 am
Water and sport drink combined are great armor to keep our body re-hydrated.