1965: Gatorade

During the dead of summer 1965 in Gainesville, Florida, University of Florida football coaches sat down with researchers Dr. Robert Cade, Dr. Dana Shires, Dr. H. James Free, and Dr. Alejandro de Quesada and asked why their players were struggling in the heat. The team went to work and created a carbohydrate- and electrolyte-heavy drink to aid the Florida Gators' players; hence the name Gatorade.

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