“Yes, these kids are playing hard and sweating, thus they need to reload, but what they need immediately following a game is water. Could they use some electrolytes with their water? Of course. What exactly are electrolytes? In layman’s terms, they are minerals such as potassium, calcium and sodium that help water flow into cells.
If children require water and a few minerals after a game, why not give them a bottle of water and a piece of fruit?”
Read the full article as published by the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/gatorade-vs-water-which-is-better-for-kids/2013/05/28/19a54ff0-bf35-11e2-9b09-1638acc3942e_story.html