Still feeling dehydrated after drinking tons of water? Your body may need electrolytes that it is not getting from plain water.
Electrolytes aid in balancing fluids in the body. They support with heart function and muscle contraction as well. Common electrolytes include calcium, chloride, sodium, magnesium, phosphate, and potassium. Rather than opting for the super sugary, can't-read-the-ingredients, dyed sports drinks turn to this homemade electrolyte drink!
As a personal story, last week my husband was feeling ill. After additional questions, we discovered he was likely dehydrated. I went to the kitchen and whipped this drink up, and within a half hour he felt better.
The intense summer sun increases heat which translates to additional sweat particularly in those who exercise outside. This increases lost minerals and electrolytes through the sweat. Be extra mindful in the summer months. Also, electrolytes can come from a wholesome, balanced diet!
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1/8 tsp salt, ideally pink Himalayan salt
- 1 1/2 cups room temperature water
- 1/2 lemon, lime or orange
- 1 tsp good quality honey (local is even better!)
- Add hot water and salt in large jar. I use a 4 cup mason jar. Stir until the salt dissolves.
- Add in room temperature water, juice the citrus into the jar and add the honey. Stir until it dissolves.