Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe (With Flavor Options)

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Drinking enough pure, clean water is one of the most important things we can do for our overall health. Most of the time, water alone is great. When you sweat in hot weather or when you exercise, you lose minerals through sweat. Homemade electrolyte drinks can help replenish minerals and correct electrolyte imbalances.

Are electrolytes really necessary?

You may have heard that our bodies are 80% water, but in reality, 80% are salt water.

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Plain water doesn’t contain many electrolytes. And our bodies lose many minerals during exercise and hot weather. Added electrolytes and minerals can help rehydrate you after high-intensity exercise or heavy sweating. It also helps maintain fluid balance when you are sick and have vomiting or diarrhea.

Electrolytes are needed to maintain healthy blood pressure, maintain the nervous system, and prevent muscle spasms. These help move waste products through the body and are overall required for all functions. In a perfect world, supplements wouldn’t be necessary, but some people find electrolyte water or drinks very helpful.

my cautionary tale

This post could also be titled, “How to Avoid Expensive Hospital Fees for IV Fluids While You’re on Vacation.” I hope you can learn from my mistakes on this matter.

Many years ago, I went on vacation and spent many days at the beach snorkeling, sailing, and scuba diving.

I usually bring a homemade electrolyte drink with me when I go out in the sun, but this time I forgot some of the ingredients. I thought I just drank enough water, and things were going well until I had wine for dinner that night, coffee the next morning, and ran out of water.

That’s when I realized that my head was starting to hurt. She started drinking water, but her headache worsened, her pulse quickened, and she also started feeling dizzy and nauseated. Even after she drank a lot of water, she still had symptoms of dehydration and heat exhaustion.

Therefore, I decided to go to an international hospital for hydration. After the most painful IV drip of my life with a 12 gauge needle, the fluid was coming in and I started to feel better.

After sitting in the hospital for several hours being rehydrated through an IV, I couldn’t help but think how much easier, cheaper, and less painful it would have been if I had remembered to make my own homemade electrolyte drink.

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