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   Posted 5/21/2010 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Living in Las Vegas in the dry heat, it is very important to stay well hydrated. I drink several bottles of water a day. I was never a Gatorade person until I ended up with heatstroke after being out riding my motorcycle one day and ended up getting really sick and almost passing out. I was drinking water, but was sweating out all the potassium from my body. With all the D we experience, electrolytes are extremely important, and I can now tell when my body needs electrolytes and try to drink a bottle of Gatorade every day. I am NOT a huge Gatorade fan because for some reason, they all taste salty to me. Finally settled on the grape one since it kinda taste like grape Kool-aid.
My kids brought home a drink the other day that I had seen, but never tried. He said, "Mom, you should try this, it has vitamin C, a lot of B vitamins, and electrolytes."  They have lots of different flavors, but my favorite was called Multi-V which taste like lemonade. Very refreshing on those hot summer days! This company also make Smart water, which is water with electrolytes in it. I have had this also, but I'm not crazy about it. To me, it's 'thicker' than regular water and I just can't get used to that.
Just wanted you to know that there are alternatives to Gatorade and Pedialyte! They have it in regular and Vitaminwater zero, which has zero calories.
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   Posted 5/21/2010 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
i LOVE the lemonade one, but most of them are very tasty, except that XXX dark purple one. yuck lol. Im actually allergic to something that they put into the powerade and gatorade so its the only thing i can drink thathas some electrolytes in it and such, either that or i stick to oj & ice water.
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   Posted 5/21/2010 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I like them too. But just do not forget if things get really bad sometimes crohnies do not absorb vitamins taking orally. So it sometimes helps to consult a professional, it if is a continual issue.

I like the strawberry one the best!
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   Posted 5/21/2010 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I like them too, but apparently 1 bottle has the same sugar content as a can of Pepsi.
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   Posted 5/22/2010 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
They don't agree with me at all. I am really sensitive to supplements so maybe thats why. They do have alot of sugar in them though. But I drink Gatorade at least one bottle a day. Hugs!
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   Posted 5/22/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I like the G2 Gatorade right now - it's a very small amount of sugar compared to the regular, and the viscosity is MUCH better than regular Gatorade to me....they taste more like Kool-Aid than Gatorade. I like the grape. :D
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   Posted 5/22/2010 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Coconut water is naturally electrolyte-balanced with no added sugar, and am beginning to see it sold everywhere. 
Daughter (22) Dx'd Crohn's 3/06. Misdiagnosed for two years, including by top pediatric Crohn's specialist as stress. No symptoms for the past three years. March '09 colonoscopy showed stricture gone but two spots of inflammation in TI. Used LDN to taper off Entocort last fall. (Was on Entocort since April 06.) Never had D. 4.5 mg LDN, SCD multivit, homemade yogurt, 5000IU vit D3, 1000 mg calcium, 27-54 mg iron, monthly B12 shots, daily oral B12 1000, 10mg zinc. SCD diet modified years ago to include potatoes and rice. 

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   Posted 5/22/2010 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Vitamin water was one of the drinks I used when prepping for my tasted good, and I didn't feel so hungry...However, I cannot do the sugar free body does NOT like sucralose or most other sweeteners...
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