Electrolytes are basically salts. Salts keep your body’s electrically conductive to maintain cell voltage for receiving or passing along information. Regular table salt works fine as long as it contains sodium chloride, which almost all salts are made of. Some also have potassium iodide, which is also excellent for your cocktail.
In our bodies their are basically calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium chloride, hydrogen phosphate (a mineral) and hydrogen carbonate. These electrolytes are vital for survival and if we dilute them too much, it can lead to death by “water poisoning.”
Home-made Electrolyte Drink Recipe
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups of water or raw coconut water
2 tbsp organic raw honey or organic maple syrup
1/8 tsp Himalayan Pink salt or Celtic sea salt
Mix ingredients together until salt and sweet are completely dissolved, and store in the fridge when you’re not enjoying it! Drink during illness, during and after sports, or any other time electrolytes need to be replenished.
Health benefits of these ingredients
Sea Salt– Salt plays an important role of balancing the stress hormones during exercise. Salt reduces adrenaline levels and supports overall metabolic health. Use Pink Himalayan Salt because it normally has a good amount of trace minerals present.
Citrus– Citrus fruits are rich in electrolytes and lemons have the most of any of them. Rich in vitamin C, citrus fruits also help to maintain the immune system and are great remedies for many cold and flu symptoms.
Raw Honey or Maple Syrup– Raw honey has natural enzymes and minerals. The easily digestible sugars are great to keep energy high during exercise and honey is also a known natural antibiotic and great at soothing coughs and sore throats.
Coconut Water– It will give instant energy and balance electrolyte level in our body.