Verify: Is Gatorade better than water to stay hydrated?

Verify: Sports drinks vs. water on hot summer days

Monday's temperatures made it feel hotter than Tabasco on a jalapeno pepper outside, and when it's that hot whether you're working or playing, staying hydrated is important.

TV commercials say sports drinks are better than good ol' H2O? Is that true?

Everyone has a preference. But what do the experts say?

According to pediatrician Dr. John Astrino, "In general, if you're trying to cool off quickly, you need to replace fluids. Water is always the best thing to do."

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Dr. John Astrino, pediatrician, Akron Children's Hospital 


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