How to Make an Electrolyte Drink

When we are active we lose a lot of much needed nutrients in the body. In order to maintain a healthy disposition, stay hydrated and have enough fuel to continue with the day or to prolong our workout we need to be able to replenish what we lost. Electrolytes generally have three functions in our body: they provide us with essential minerals; they control the osmosis of water between the compartments of our body; and they help to maintain the balance of acid that we require for normal cellular activity. There are many electrolyte drinks on the market today and this article will show you how to make your own.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. table salt (or sea salt)
  • 3 to 4 tbsp. sugar substitute
  • 1 quart water
  • Sugar-free flavoring
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Instructions

    • 1

      Add baking soda, salt and sugar substitute to the bottom of a clean, dry pitcher.

    • 2

      Cover the ingredients with a small amount of water and, using a whisk. mix vigorously until the ingredients are dissolved.

    • 3

      Add the remaining water as well as the flavoring of your choice. Stir the mixture until the flavoring is well combined and refrigerate.

    • 4

      Refrid

Tips & Warnings

  • Any flavoring will do such as Crystal Light or Wyler's Sugar Free. I recommend Vita Splash. It has twice the calories per 8 ounces but offers several antioxidant formulas such as joint relief.

  • This recipe can be doubled, tripled or more.

  • Adding salt can be bad. Your body loses salt in your sweat and too much salt per serving can cause you to retain water and to gain weight.

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