Make Your Own Natural Hydrating Electrolyte Energy Drink!
How To Make A Hydrating Electrolyte Energy Drink?
Energy drinks are very popular, but they’re not only pricey, they could send you to the emergency room. In fact, a report by SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association), revealed that the consumption of energy drinks has become a rising public health problem, with ER visits involving the beverages doubling between 2007 and 2011, from 10,068 to 20,783.
Even if you don’t end up at the E.R., consuming energy drinks brings up a long list of potential negative side effects, such as:
and another 90 some side effects from the artificial ingredients alone, ranging from weight gain and rashes to seizures and even cancer.
But with the rapid life, these days so many of us is running low on fuel. It’s no surprise that we can’t resist turning to these drinks in an attempt to get an energy boost to make it through a workout, or even just to get through the day.
The good news is that now you can make your own healthy energy drink from natural ingredients. The recipe offers a fantastic Energy Drink that won’t have any of those nasty side effects. Not forgetting that is rally cheap to make.
Why electrolytes are so important?
They are important for hydration regulation. That’s why you’ll see them often listed on ingredient labels in store-bought drinks. They are calcium (Ca2+), chloride (CI-) sodium (Na+), and magnesium (Mg2+). The body can absorb these electrolytes faster than if you were to drink plain water. While tap water can contain minerals, their amount and type often vary. It’s effective for hydration, but you can’t count on it for a specific level of electrolytes.
Electrolytes actually carry electrical charges that stimulate nerves and muscles. They also help in regulating the amount of fluids in the body, which in turn affects a number of functions, including blood pressure and blood volume. Sodium plays a crucial role in regulation, but all types of electrolytes work together to keep balanced all fluids in our body. It’s essential for the body to maintain a certain amount of each one because we need a precise proportion for them to work like they should.
Drinking this electrolyte natural beverage will help prevent dehydration.
It will count toward your daily water intake. The sodium from the sea salt encourages the body to hold onto that water that we need. Plus, the sweet lime/lemon flavor offers a refreshing break from plain water, providing the added benefit of taste, making it easier to meet your hydration goal.
When you’re working out, or if you’re outside on a scorching summer’s day, getting the amount of water your body needs is essential for regulating your body temperature. And, if you’re an athlete, or simply training for a 5K, staying hydrated is a must for optimal performance. If you’re going to be taking part in sustained exercise (longer than an hour), double the Electrolyte Energy Drink recipe and drink half of it beforehand. Put the other half in a water bottle to sip on throughout your workout to stay hydrated. You may even find that both your endurance and speed are improved.
How To Make An Electrolyte Energy Drink?
- ¼ cup fresh squeezed lime juice and ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 ½ cups water ⅛ tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp honey or 1 – 2 packets stevia
With just 4 short and simple steps, anyone can make this hydrating natural drink. We can find the ingredients in everyone’s kitchen!
Squeeze lime and lemon.
Fill glass with 1 ½ cups water.
Add squeezed lime and lemon juice, salt, and honey or stevia.
Stir really well and make sure the salt has dissolved.