First, you should know that the electrolytes carry electrical charges that are responsible for stimulating muscles and nerves. The electrolytes also regulate the amount of fluids throughout your body, which affects cellular function, blood volume and blood pressure.
– magnesium chloride
– hydrogen carbonate
– hydrogen phosphate (a mineral)
Note: the medical experts say that these electrolytes are vital for survival and if we dilute them too much, it can lead to death by “water poisoning.”
The sweat is dripping off your brow after a long day playing out in the hot sun. Your energy is zapped so you reach into the cooler for a bright colored electrolyte drink. Just what your body needed right? Or maybe not. Most electrolyte drinks are full of chemicals, refined sugar, food dyes, artificial flavorings and vegetable oils. Yup, just what the doctor ordered right?
Why not try a mineral rich homemade citrus electrolyte drink that is ready in minutes? It can be made from fresh squeezed citrus, real salt, raw honey and filtered water. It’s time to replenish your body the right way. This electrolyte drink is not only for those that have been working out hard or playing in the sun for too long. If you are sick, pregnant, nursing or simply not able to stay hydrated by drinking water this drink may help. It’s time to nourish your body the right way with real foods that contain minerals that will hydrate, soothe and heal.
– 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
– 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
– 2 cups of water (filtered or purified) or raw coconut water
– 2 tbsp organic raw honey or organic maple syrup
– 1/8 tsp Himalayan Pink salt or Celtic sea salt (I like Himalayan better – it has 84 trace minerals)
This homemade electrolyte drink is very simple and easy to make – you just have to mix the ingredients (mentioned above) together until salt and sweet are completely dissolved, and store in the fridge when you’re not enjoying it! Drink during illness, during and after sports, or any other time electrolytes need to be replenished.