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.