Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What's In That 32oz Powerade Coke Pres. Buys Her Kid Post Exercise?

Not sure if you saw this interview with Katie Bayne, the President and General Manager of Sparkling Beverages for Coca-Cola, but in it this Mom of 2 recounts how,

"if my son has lacrosse practice for three hours, we go straight to McDonald’s and buy a 32-ounce Powerade."
That intrigued me and so I visited my friendly neighborhood online nutrition database and I crunched some numbers for 32-ounce Mountain Blast Powerades (the kind sold by McDonald's).

As you might imagine, there's a whole pile of sugar, a bit of salt, some vitamins and some food coloring.

Thought I'd try my hand at creating a home made version and at the same time make my first ever video blog (please forgive a bit of camera shake when viewing fullscreen).

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  1. Sally8:59 am

    This is dietitian abuse!

  2. Pro tip: to get the sugar dissolved more easily, stir it into water over medium heat on the stove. After a few minutes, you'll have a nice clear solution that you can then chuck down the drain, rather than subject anyone to drinking that awfulness.

  3. Anonymous11:30 am

    Ha! This made me laugh! Might have to steal it though as use it in some of my classes. Dietitian abuse indeed!

  4. Love this! So funny and what a great way to make your point. Maybe someone can pass the link along to Katie.

  5. Anonymous8:59 pm

    I love the McDonalds tie in with her statement. Oye! That's A LOT of sugar & there's no way the body NEEDS that to recover. It's sickening to think that someone actually endorses this & admits to giving this to their child.

  6. Well done, Dr. Freedhoff. You should do more videos.

  7. Love the video, and would love to see more video blogs! Also, ew.

  8. Anonymous9:56 am

    well done! true about how she managed to mention McDonalds, should explore that lovely marriage!

  9. I just read this blog post from a mom who sent her kid to a camp that was giving the kids Powerade every day. Thought you (and readers of your blog) might enjoy it.

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