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Low Potassium Foods Sports Energy Drinks

Many of the sports and energy drinks are among the low potassium foods, having minimal to low quantities of potassium. Normally a low potassium content can be helpful for those with kidney dysfunction, or other disorders requiring potassium restriction. However, many also have high sodium content which usually also needs to be restricted by those needing potassium restriction.

0277c496eb9d434 Low Potassium Foods Sports Energy DrinksAlmost all of the sports drinks have more sodium than potassium. Because they are designed for those with no concerns about kidney function and are to provide replenishment of the lost electrolytes from sports activities, the sodium content can be helpful for those not needing restriction. During sports more sodium is lost in sweat than potassium.

There is no physiologic reason for the sodium and potassium content in energy drinks, though. These purport to improve alertness when fatigued. No sweat is lost, so sodium and potassium do not need replenishment.

Another undesirable trait is the high sugar content of both these type of drinks. Both energy and sports drinks have sugar added, with a few exceptions. The sports drinks have less sugar added than the energy drinks, and the amount makes the fluid better tolerated after sports exertion.

We’ve also included bottled water. As expected, the bottled water contains minimal to no sodium or potassium. The only exception is the fruit flavored bottled waters.

For those who need to limit potassium and sodium, water would be the best choice, or should be alternated with the sports drink. The sodium is excessive in all the various sports and energy drinks for those needing restriction.

The energy and sports drinks were designed for those who do not need to restrict sodium or potassium, and ingestion of these drinks should be limited to those needing no restrictions.

The weights all are grams except for the potassium and sodium, which are milligrams. The calories, protein, carbohydrate, sugar, potassium and sodium values given are for 100 grams of food.

As usual, K is potassium, and Na is sodium.

Except for the amount of potassium per serving (which we calculated), the source of data is:

USDA National Nutrient Database Standard Reference – Release 22

 

Food

Calories

Protein

Total Fat

Carb’drt 

Sugar

Potassium

Sodium

Serving Wt

Serving Size

Ratio K:Na

K per Serving

Energy drink, AMP

46

0.3

0.1

12

12.1

3

27

240

1 serving

0.11

7

Energy drink, AMP, sugar free

2

0.0

0.0

1

0.0

2

31

240

8 fl oz

0.06

5

Energy drink, FULL THROTTLE

46

0.3

0.1

12

12.1

3

35

240

8 fl oz

0.09

7

Energy Drink, Monster

42

0.0

0.0

11

11.3

3

75

240

1 serving

0.04

7

Energy drink, RED BULL, sugar free

5

0.3

0.1

1

0.0

3

84

250

1 can, 8.3 fl oz

0.04

8

Energy drink, RED BULL

45

0.3

0.1

11

10.1

3

84

255

1 can, 8.3 fl oz

0.04

8

Energy drink, ROCKSTAR

58

0.0

0.0

13

13.0

3

17

240

1 serving

0.18

7

Energy drink, ROCKSTAR, sugar free

4

0.3

0.1

1

0.0

3

52

240

8 fl oz

0.06

7

Energy drink, VAULT Zero, sugar-free, citrus flavor

1

0.3

0.1

1

0.0

3

14

246

8 fl oz

0.21

7

Energy drink, VAULT, citrus flavor

49

0.0

0.0

12

13.0

3

12

246

8 fl oz

0.25

7

Sports drink, COCA-COLA, POWERADE, lemon-lime flavor, ready-to-drink

32

0.0

0.1

8

6.1

18

22

244

8 fl oz

0.82

44

Sports drink, fruit-flavor, lo cal, ready-to-drink

11

0.0

0.0

3

0.0

10

35

240

8 fl oz

0.29

24

Sports drink, PEPSICO QUAKER, GATORADE, fruit-flavor, ready-to-drink

26

0.0

0.0

6

5.2

15

39

244

8 fl oz

0.38

37

Sports drink, QUAKER OATS, GATORADE, dry mix, orange flavor, powder

388

0.0

1.2

94

80.5

30

63

23

1 scoop powder

0.48

7

Sports drink, QUAKER OATS, PROPEL Fitness Water, fruit-flavor, non-carbntd

5

0.0

0.0

1

1.2

16

13

501

16.9 fl oz

1.23

80

Water w added vitamins and minerals, bottled, sweetened, assorted fruit flavors

22

0.0

0.0

5

5.5

0

0

237

1 serving

0

0

Water, bottled, generic

0

0.0

0.0

0

0.0

0

2

237

1 cup

0

0

Water, bottled, non-carbntd, CALISTOGA

0

0.0

0.0

0

 

0

0

500

16.9 fl oz

0

0

Water, bottled, non-carbntd, CRYSTAL GEYSER

0

0.0

0.0

0

 

0

1

237

8 fl oz

0

0

Water, bottled, non-carbntd, DANNON

0

0.0

0.0

0

 

0

0

331

11.2 fl oz

0

0

Water, bottled, non-carbntd, DANNON Fluoride

0

0.0

0.0

0

 

0

1

251

8.5 fl oz

0

0

Water, bottled, non-carbntd, DASANI

0

0.0

0.0

0

 

0

0

500

16.9 fl oz

0

0

Water, bottled, non-carbntd, EVIAN

0

0.0

0.0

0

 

0

0

331

11.2 fl oz

0

0

Water, bottled, non-carbntd, NAYA

0

0.0

0.0

0

 

0

1

30

1 fl oz

0

0

Water, bottled, non-carbntd, PEPSI, AQUAFINA

0

0.0

0.0

0

 

0

0

500

16.9 fl oz

0

0

Water, bottled, PERRIER

0

0.0

0.0

0

 

0

1

192

6.5 fl oz

0

0

Water, bottled, POLAND SPRING

0

0.0

0.0

0

 

0

1

500

16.9 fl oz

0

0

Water, non-carbntd, bottles, natural fruit flavors, lo cal sweetener

1

0.0

0.0

0

0.0

4

3

237

8 fl oz

1.33

9

Water, tap, drinking

0

0.0

0.0

0

0.0

0

4

237

8 fl oz

0

0

Water, tap, municipal

0

0.0

0.0

0

0.0

1

3

237

8 fl oz

0.33

2

Water, tap, well

0

0.0

0.0

0

 

0

5

237

8 fl oz

0

0

 

 

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