How Many Teaspoons of Sugar Are in Gatorade?

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An 8-ounce serving of Gatorade G in any flavor has approximately 3.3 teaspoons of sugar, or 14 grams, according to Gatorade is a sports drink popular with athletes, such as cyclists, who use it to replenish their energy levels.

Gatorade contains many calories and high sugar levels. According to a study by Vanderbilt University, sodium and glucose in Gatorade increases artificial thirst and causes people to drink more water than necessary for the body. Other sources also dispute some of Gatorade's health benefits. According to, excessive consumption causes hypertension, vitamin toxicity, hypertension, lower sodium levels and elevated potassium levels, which cause kidney failure among those with kidney complications.