Make Your Own Electrolyte Energy Drink

How often do you drink Gatorade or PowerAid? If these are your favorite drinks, it’s time to switch to a healthier version. Make your own electrolyte drink!

Electrolytes are important for every process in the body. You need to maintain their level after every workout or during period.

Instead of chugging down a bottle filled with sugar-packed water, make your own drink. That’s the only way to control the quality of the drink. Commercial electrolytes contain high-fructose corn syrup.

Hydrate your body, and pick the ingredients wisely.

Ingredients: Lemons, limes, oranges, salt, honey, water, coconut water, sugar, strawberries.

These ingredients are excellent sources of electrolytes, and they taste really good.

Lay-Low Recipe

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ½-2 cups fresh water
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp natural sugar or honey

Blend until smooth. That’s all you have to do. You can always add in a few ice cubes.

Bright ‘n Early Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ½-2 cups fresh water
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp natural sugar or honey, to taste

Blend these ingredients, and enjoy your electrolyte drink. Citruses offer tons of electrolytes.

Sweet and Smoothie recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups coconut water
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/8 tsp of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp natural sugar or honey

Again, blend until smooth!

The power of electrolytes

There are a lot of electrolytes, but calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium chloride, hydrogen phosphate (a mineral) and hydrogen carbonate (a salt) are most common in the human body.

These electrolytes are important for your bodily functions. Electrolytes regulate your nerve and muscle function, keep you hydrated, regulate pH value of blood, rebuild tissue and control blood pressure.

Muscle contractions happen with the help of calcium, sodium and potassium. Electrolytes can make your muscles too weak or too intense.

We lose electrolytes during workouts. Pregnant women need more electrolytes, too. The same applies to those dealing with an illness. Give your body what it needs, and it will be more than grateful.

Sources:
everydayroots.com
medlineplus.gov

 

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