The Importance of Electrolytes
The Importance of Electrolytes!
Electrolytes are minerals in your blood and other body fluids that carry an electric charge. It is important to keep a balance of electrolytes in your body, because they affect the amount of water in your body, blood acidity (pH), muscle action, and other important processes. You lose electrolytes when you sweat, and you must replace them by drinking fluids. Many sports drinks are just chemicalfests filled with kitchen villains such as High Fructose Corn Syrup, food colourings, additives, preservatives, and artificial flavourings and colourings. With just a few simple kitchen ingredients, you can make your own healthy sports drinks! Home-Made Electrolyte Drink
1 Litre of Filtered Water
1/4 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
1/8 tsp of Sea Salt
2 Tbsp. Natural Honey or Organic Maple Syrup
Combine all ingredients in water bottle or a mason jar, shake until everything is combined, and sip during workout as needed.