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Hydrating Power of Water: Gatorade and Powerade

A register dietitian has been asked to help the lawyers decide which hydrating product (water, Gatorade, or PowerAde) is best for them. She needs to do a presentation that explains the pros and cons takeing into consideration the effect on their health and overall wellness.

For most of your life you have been drinking water and/or some water based drink. You could easily name your favorite beverage brand. We know water is natural and therefore (probably) good for us. Are these other products good for us? Whose studies should we believe? What is their proof? Let's explore by comparing labels, information, and marketing strategies!

You are a Registered Dietitian, and you have been invited to a Lunch and Learn program at a very large law firm. The firm must make a decision about which company they will select for a year long beverage contract. The lawyers must choose water, Gatorade, or Powerade. Of the 55 attorneys attending your presentation, 32 of them workout regularly for 1 hour five days out of the week.

The title of your presentation is: "Water: An Overlooked Essential Nutrient." The firm has requested that you address all of the questions mentioned in the introductory paragraph while creating a handout that compares water, Gatorade, and Powerade on the following categories:

Daily recommendations
Nutrient content
Advantages of consumption (include research reviews)
Safety levels
Disadvantages of consumption (include research reviews)

Solution Summary

A register dietitian has been asked to do a presentation during lunch to lawyers to help them decide which hydrating product (water, Gatorade, or PowerAde) is best for them. The solution is a guided step by step preparation of a possible power point presentation that includes information on daily electrolytes and intake of liquids, reasoning for replenishing them, how to prepare a table to discuss the products and attachments with valuable information to complete the presentation. References included.