How to Make an Electrolyte Drink

How to Make an  Electrolyte Drink

What are electrolytes? These are electronically-charged ions that are naturally found in the body like potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, chloride and sodium. They can be found in the blood, urine and bodily fluids. These ions are responsible for the transmission of impulses from one cell to another. The impulses contain messages from the brain to be sent to various body parts. When the body loses too many electrolytes, the brain will not be able to make the heart, lungs or other muscles function. Electrolytes are necessary for keeping balance in the body.

There are many ways to lose electrolytes. One is through sweating. This is why, athletes and people who regularly engage in exercise are advised to drink sports beverages that contain high amounts of electrolytes. When people get sick, they can also lose electrolytes through vomiting or diarrhea. The body will find it a lot more difficult to recover from the illness without electrolytes.

An electrolyte drink usually contains a combination of water and electrolytes. Some also contain carbohydrates in the form of simple sugars. The carbs are meant to keep you energized. Drinking an electrolyte beverage lets the body hydrate quickly. And regardless of your physical activity, you need to ensure proper hydration everyday. It’s paramount to good health.

With their growing popularity, electrolyte drinks can now be found everywhere. You’ll find them in almost every grocery store and health store in your vicinity. But as with most products, you’d be better off with a natural and homemade electrolyte drink. Learn how to make your own at home.


How to Make anĀ  Electrolyte Drink

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