Homemade sports drink: 100% natural and delicious

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Making your own sports drink at home is easy on the wallet, convenient, and better for your health. Plus, you probably already have everything you need to stir up a refreshing rehydrating drink!

What are electrolytes?

Sports drinks and rehydration solutions are often advertised as having electrolytes. But what role do electrolytes play when it comes to hydration? Electrolytes like sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium are macro-minerals – an essential component of nutrition. Electrolytes help balance the amount of water and acids in our body, while aiding with muscle and nerve control.

When should you drink electrolytes?

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Electrolyte-rich drinks should be consumed in moderation. They can help restore optimal electrolyte levels in your blood, but they can also negatively impact your health if you have too much. They are also not recommended for children, unless otherwise advised by a doctor. 

When should you drink electrolyte drinks?

  • After a cold or illness 
  • During or after sports or training
  • On very hot days when you’re sweating a lot
  • When you’ve consumed too much or not enough water

Why do sports drinks contain sugar?

Carbohydrates (sugars) are another ingredient typically found in sports drinks. Generally, they will be in the form of added glucose, a fast-absorbing simple sugar that gives you a boost of energy while you train.

You’ll find glucose in refined processed sugars, which are typically not as healthy. Instead, opt for natural sources of sugar like honey, pure maple syrup, natural fruit juices, and agave syrup.

Homemade electrolyte drink recipe

To make four servings, mix the following ingredients together in a large pitcher. Before pouring yourself a glass, don’t forget to give it a stir, since the minerals may sink to the bottom.

  • 4 cups of Eska natural spring water (great for controlling the mineral content in your drink)
  • ½ cup of lemon or lime juice (or a mix of both!)
  • ¼ cup of natural sugar (like honey or maple syrup)
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

For an even more refreshing sip, add mint leaves, unflavoured and unsweetened coconut water, or replace the sugar with a cup of sliced fruit (strawberries, watermelon, or berries).

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And there you have it! A naturally energizing drink that’s equal parts tasty and hydrating, without any added artificial colours or flavours. Enjoy it at your next beach day or during your next training session – always in moderation!

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