Examples of Parenthetical Notation and the Corresponding Sources
Some argue that Powerade may rehydrate athletes more effectively than Gatorade
because it has a slightly higher sugar content and uses sugar polymers instead of glucose. The
combination of the higher sugar content and the type of sugar allows more water to be
absorbed back into the body. Other studies dispute this evidence, claiming that the percentage
and type of sugar has no real impact on the absorption of water (Smenyak). In fact, many of
these studies claim that Gatorade’s higher sodium content helps replenish the salt lost while
sweating more effectively than Powerade, making Gatorade the better sports drink (“Gatorade
vs. Powerade”). There is no conclusive evidence that supports one sports drink over the other.
(On a separate page)
“Gatorade vs. Powerade: battle of the beverages.” University of Washington Faculty Page.
University of Washington, n.d. Web. 5 Apr. 2011. <http://faculty.washington.edu/
Smenyak, Sarah. “Gatorade Versus Powerade.” Livestrong. Demand Media, Inc., 19 Jan. 2010.
Web. 5 Apr. 2011. <http://www.livestrong.com/article/74488-gatorade-versus-