Sports and energy drinks are mostly near-neutral. So they will not make significant changes if consumed sensibly. With one exception – fluid replacement electrolyte solutions. But despite their high PRAL alkalinity score, these are not normally part of a standard alkaline diet. Because PRAL calculations are based on real food and drink. Not highly processed chemical solutions.
Now your lifestyle might prompt the use of drinks for fluid and electrolyte replacement. But you should seek medical advice before including such drinks in your diet. So discuss the type of drinks that suit you best with your doctor, dietitian, or other qualified health professional.
Before you use this PRAL Sport and Energy Drinks List, you must understand and agree to PRAL Food Lists Principles
Acid-Alkaline Sport and Energy Drinks List
I list drinks with the lowest PRAL index first. Because these have the highest alkaline load. So the most alkalizing drinks show first. But you can click the food table headings to change sort order.
For the sport and energy drink category, the average PRAL values are -0.15 per 100 grams and -1.29 per 100 calories. To put this in context, compare with other nonalcoholic beverages in the Food Category List.
Your Alkaline Sport and Energy Drinks
Remember, factors such as growing conditions, variety, and preparation methods affect all food nutrients. USDA database values are an average of many samples. So your PRAL values for sport drinks will vary from day to day. But they are always an estimate of actual acid load on your kidneys. Which I explain more in the notes about PRAL principles on the category list page.
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