Good Food Choices
A Healthy, "Balanced" Diet
The 4 Food Groups:
  Fruits & Vegetables
  Protein Foods
  Bread & Cereals
  Dairy Foods
Last but not least: WATER!
How does water help my body?
Can I drink sports drinks like Gatorade to help give me the minerals I have lost?
Why am I losing weight?
What's wasting?
How do I gain weight?
Are there any foods I should avoid?
What about taking vitamin and mineral pills?

Can I drink sports drinks like Gatorade to help replace the minerals I have lost?

Lots of youth who are HIV negative drink Gatorade and other sports drinks. But studies show that sports drinks are high in sugar, especially corn syrup, and that they can actually make diarrhea worse for HIV-positive people with this problem.

 
 
 
 
Hospital for Sick Children University of Toronto Positive Youth Outreach CATIE