Gatorade Alternatives?

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mkl11
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   Posted 7/28/2009 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Dealing with a nasty, nasty sinus infection these past couple days. Fortunately, the antibiotics aren't wreaking too much havoc, but I have been trying to stay as hydrated as possible.

Gatorade has always been my go-to, doctor-endorsed drink while sick, but I noticed today that it's loaded with high fructose corn syrup, which I've cut out of my diet. I was too sick to run out again and find another drink, and fortunately I only got a little nauseous, but is there an alternative to Gatorade that doesn't have HFCS?

Thanks!
20 y/o, diagnosed 6/2007. On Humira, no wheat or corn syrup, low sugar, low dairy.


inflamed
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   Posted 7/28/2009 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
maybe pedialyte? It has less sugar, but not sure the kind.

inflamed
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   Posted 7/28/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
or vitamin water, those have electrolytes.

CrazyHarry
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   Posted 7/28/2009 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
vitamin water is basically sugar water and synthetic vitamins. the best thing really is just water, especially when sick. if you want some flavor, use some lemon or lime. tea works too, especially for anything sinus related from my experience. if you're dehydrated you need water, not necessarily electrolytes.
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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
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Keeper
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   Posted 7/28/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Unless you are suffering serious D or vomiting, water is just fine. Since the usual electrolyte that is needed to rectify electrolyte imbalance is sodium, an extra sprinkle of salt on your food would probably be enough. For prolonged electrolyte imbalance, you would need to supplement the range of electrolytes: sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. You might want a doctor's advice if you suspect chronic electrolyte imbalance.

J-
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   Posted 7/28/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
emergen-c makes a electrolyte mix. im my opinion it is the best out there. pick it up at a health food store. well thats the only place i can find it any way.

smart water is basically gaterade minus the sugar. kinda pricy tho.

you could add liquid trace minerals to distilled water. $5'ish and it will make 3-4 gallons. i also only find this at health food stores. tiny little bottle, 10-20 drops to a gallon.

-jon
diagnosed with crohn's 6-15-09 at age 23.

meds:
asacol: 400mg. 3 3X a day
prednisone: 10mg. 3 in the morning

supplements:
multivitamin, cal/mag, probiotic, fish oil, vitamin C, digestive enzymes, rice protein. looking into l-glutamine next


mkl11
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   Posted 7/28/2009 10:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies! For some reason straight water is hard for me to get down with an especially sore throat (I almost have a gagging reaction)--i even prefer sparkling water to it. I might try to track down that emergen-c mix that jon recommended and then rely on hot water, lemon, and honey for the rest. Thanks again!
20 y/o, diagnosed 6/2007. On Humira, no wheat or corn syrup, low sugar, low dairy.


Kriss
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   Posted 7/29/2009 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
PowerAde Zero... I am a water drinker, but I was introduced to this after my last stay in the hospital.. the Zero means no "crap" in it :) The blue is the best.
32 year old female... diagnosed with Crohn's at age 16, then with proctitis in 2005... right hemi-coloctomy April 2001 (removed 12 inches)... currently taking 100mg 6MP, Canasa, acidolpholus, Protonix, B12 injections once a month, 20mg Prednisone, Bentyl and Percoset as needed... just started Remicade


GDen
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   Posted 7/29/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Another Powerade Zero drinker here. Gatorade had too much sugar in it. No complaints with P0 but I think sucralose tastes a bit funky.

crohnielass
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   Posted 7/29/2009 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
You could try making your own Isotonic drinks i was was recommended this by a dietician 200ml of sugar free cordial to 800ml of water  and a teaspoon of salt sip this throughout the day its not bad especially if its chilled. this is more effective than dyeoralyte (sp?) the sachets you have to mix with water to replace fluids. Bev x

Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma. B12 shots,iron syrup,loperimide, Back on citalopram 40mg (for Anxiety)No maintainance drugs.


EMom
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   Posted 7/29/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
A friend just told me about coconut water. (Her daughter's an athlete and they use it in place of gatorade-type products) I've never purchased it, but she swears by it. I have no idea yet if it has sugar or sugar substitutes, but she says not. Coconut is known for its health benefits--especially for the gut! Maybe it would be good! Here's a link:

http://www.zico.com/benefits/
Mom to 17 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too. Med-free.


J-
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   Posted 7/29/2009 11:39 PM (GMT -7)   
o.n.e. coconut water. i forgot that 1!!!!! great call e-mom.

no added sugar, or crap. more potassium then a banana. like drinking a coconut =)
diagnosed with crohn's 6-15-09 at age 23.

meds:
asacol: 400mg. 3 3X a day
prednisone: 10mg. 3 in the morning

supplements:
multivitamin, cal/mag, probiotic, fish oil, vitamin C, digestive enzymes, rice protein. looking into l-glutamine next


Wolfie40
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   Posted 7/30/2009 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I use Powerade.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Protonix,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


bluemeanies
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   Posted 7/30/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
G2 is much better than regular gatoraide.
 


spookyh
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   Posted 7/30/2009 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
E-Lyte has a great balance of electrolytes. I hate the taste though. Salty water = yuck.

http://elytesport.com/
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


FitzyK23
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   Posted 7/31/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Pedialyte plain, unflavored is my go to! That and Smart Water but I don't think the smart water has a high electrolyte count. I drink a bottle of pedialyte a day when really sick.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 


petittarte
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   Posted 7/31/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Another G2 fan here.
Jodi

Remicade and 6MP

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