Muhammad Ali’s Daughter, Laila Ali Warns Millions About Logan Paul’s Prime Hydration Drink

Published 04/12/2023, 10:45 AM EDT

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Though she retired from boxing, the shadows of the life spent on a disciplined regimen and healthy food intake never really parted ways with Laila Ali. So much so that even though her entertainment career kept her busy, she launched a blog called Laila Ali Lifestyle. Thus, she could showcase the choices to lead an active and healthy life.

The former world champion, who remained undefeated besides retaining her titles when she retired in 2007, doesn’t miss any opportunity to connect with her 1.1 million followers. Each die-hard fan looks forward to the exciting and thought-provoking messages and stories she shares regularly.

Laila Ali shares a post on processed sports drinks


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‘She Bee Stingin’ shared a post that Vani Deva Hari brought to light early today. The latter is a Charlotte, North Carolina-born food blogger of Indian origin. Fans and followers recognize her through her online avatar, Food Babe. The author-activist enjoys considerable fame for taking on companies from the food industry. Interestingly, last month, Laila Ali shared a post from Deva Hari, where she talked about disputed preservatives.

So today’s message was regarding the difference between PepsiCo’s Gatorade and Logan Paul and KSI‘s PRIME Hydration drink. It read, “Tag your friends who drink these to share! I’ve been asked several times to review PRIME drinks…and here’s what I found. I wouldn’t consider these drinks any healthier than Gatorade, as they contain several of the same controversial ingredients….


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Both the YouTubers-turned-boxers launched their joint venture in January last year. Ever since, the drink’s popularity has been increasing in leaps and bounds, with PRIME Hydration becoming the official sports drink of UFC this year.

And the better substitute is…


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While the integrity of her conclusions remains inconclusive, according to @thefoodbabe, PRIME cannot be considered a healthier alternative to Gatorade. The food blogger mentioned that the ingredients used in both drinks are similar and remain questionable.

In an article published in illuminatelabs.org, to the question ‘whether PRIME is healthier than Gatorade,’ it was concluded, “We believe that Prime is healthier than Gatorade because it has no added sugars and fewer harmful ingredients like artificial food dye. That being said, we do not recommend Prime overall because it has a large number of questionable additive ingredients. We’re disappointed in Prime’s formulation, to be honest…”


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The study recommends water and ‘whole-foods-based’ drink such as pure coconut water, above processed, commercial varieties.  What is your take on the message? Do share your views and opinions with us in the comments below.

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Written by:

Jaideep R Unnithan


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Jaideep Unnithan is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. With over 400 articles authored at ES, Jaideep has built a reputation for diving deep into stories and producing detailed reports. Jaideep's passion for the sport of boxing was ignited when his father shared his experience of watching Ali vs Frazier live in the US.
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Shibu Immanuel