Difference Between Gatorade and PowerAde

Main Difference

Gatorade and PowerAde are the sports drinks that are specially formulated to replenish electrolytes that are lost with sweat due to heavy exercise. These meet the demands of the players to compensate the water and salts. These drinks are different from each other by the amount of sugar, sodium and the type of sugar used for their preparation. Both are owned by different brands i.e. Gatorade by PepsiCo. while PowerAde by Coca Cola. PowerAde has 70 calories while Gatorade has 50 calories of energy. People on dieting prefer Gatorade over PowerAde due to lower calories rate. Normal glucose for sugar is used in Gatorade but PowerAde uses different type of glucose i.e. polymers.

What is Gatorade?

Gatorade is the sports drink that is specially formulated to replenish electrolytes that are lost with sweat due to heavy exercise. It is owned by the brand of PepsiCo. Gatorade contains about 450 milligrams per liter of sodium content. People on dieting prefer Gatorade over PowerAde due to lower calories rate. Gatorade has 50 calories of energy.

What is PowerAde?

PowerAde is the sports drink that is specially formulated to replenish electrolytes that are lost with sweat due to heavy exercise. PowerAde contains 225 milligrams per liter of sodium content. It is owned by the brand of Coca Cola. It has 8% sugar in its contents and 70 calories of energy. It carries 19mg of carbohydrates.

Key Differences

  1. Both of the Gatorade and PowerAde have almost similar taste but Gatorade has slightly less sweeter taste.
  2. Sugar content is comparatively higher in PowerAde as compare to Gatorade.
  3. Sodium content is comparatively lower in PowerAde as compare to Gatorade.
  4. Normal glucose for sugar is used in Gatorade but PowerAde uses different type of glucose i.e. polymers.
  5. Sodium content in Gatorade is higher than that in PowerAde.
  6. PowerAde contains 225 milligrams per liter of sodium content but Gatorade contains about 450 milligrams per liter.
  7. Both are owned by different brands i.e. Gatorade by PepsiCo. while PowerAde by Coca Cola.
  8. Gatorade has 6% sugar while PowerAde has 8% sugar.
  9. PowerAde has 70 calories while Gatorade has 50 calories of energy.
  10. PowerAde has 19mg of carbohydrates while Gatorade has 14g of carbohydrates.
  11. People on dieting prefer Gatorade over PowerAde due to lower calories rate.

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