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Asked 4 years, 8 months ago

WHAT IS IT ABOUT GINGER ALE?

Why do doctors often recommend ginger ale to combat dehydration during about of flu? Wouldn't sports drink be better to hydrate and replace lost electrolytes? What is it about ginger ale—does it have real healing properties or are people who suggest it fixated on an old wives tale? How can anything carbonated be optimal for rehydrating? As a runner, I'm curious. You don't see coaches and trainers making ginger ale available to athletes.

Matthew Nadal, Ridgemont, KY

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