Sure — sports drinks may help you increase your performance (under certain situations) but just make sure you are not being sucked into a great advertising campaign.
These companies don’t care about your performance — they care about their bottom line….and are willing to spend big bucks to convince you their drink is necessary to your success. In many cases, they are not.
And it’s definately not necessary for you to be drinking all these beverages instead of water while you are at school, work, lounging around the house or training for less than an hour in moderate training environments.
Just remember — you can’t out-train a bad diet.
Source: Food Politics