Everything We Know About Gatorade's New Fit Beverages

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If you've worked up a sweat after a run, the first thing you might do is pick up a sports drink. Gatorade and Powerade are popular options that you might also reach for during a meal or as a pick-me-up in the afternoon. But while sports drinks have their benefits, the ingredients can be concerning; Gatorade, Powerade, and other sports drinks often contain significant amounts of sugar. Of course, there's a time and place for sports drinks. And Natalie Rizzo, RD tells NBC News that you might need a sports drink after an hour of heavy exercise or if you have a physically demanding job, such as construction work.

But for anyone who's looking for a sports drink without the added sugars, Gatorade's newest drink might be a good option. Beverage Digest reports that Gatorade is releasing an electrolyte drink that has no added sugars called Gatorade Fit. This drink is designed with athletes in mind but could be a better option for those trying to cut down on added sugar, too.

On Amazon, you can choose from four flavors of Gatorade Fit: Cherry Lime, Citrus Berry, Tropical Mango, or Watermelon Strawberry. And if you can't pick just one flavor, there's a variety pack for $16.49 that has them all.

What's in the Gatorade Fit drinks?

Carolyn Braff, the head of brand strategy for PepsiCo, tells Beverage Digest that Gatorade Fit was created for "nutritionally discerning athletes," including those who prefer less sugar in their diets. The sports beverage also contains no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners.

So, what exactly is in Gatorade Fit? This is an electrolyte drink meant to provide the nutrients that your body needs to function, such as salt and calcium. Electrolytes also help support muscle health and nerve function. Braff shares that the electrolytes in Gatorade Fit come from watermelon juice and sea salt. Chew Boom reports that Gatorade Fit has the same amount of electrolytes as Gatorade Thirst Quencher.

Looking at the ingredients on Amazon, one bottle of Gatorade Fit also has 45 milligrams of potassium along with a variety of vitamins, including Vitamins A, C, B3, B5, and B6. The drink is sweetened with stevia as a sugar alternative.

Gatorade Fit is available on Amazon as well as nationwide in-store retailers. Still, if you'd prefer to pass on this new sports drink, you can make your own sports drink with just three ingredients.