Why do we need electrolytes?
Our cells, particularly our muscles use certain chemicals (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride) in combination with water to ensure that our bodies are carrying the proper charge which allows us to function in our daily lives: our heart muscles and nerve cells use electrolytes to maintain voltages across their cell membranes carrying electrical impulses to additional cells.
When you are sick, have diarrhea, exercising, excessive sweating our body’s become out of balance with the lack of mineral intake. You may experience muscles cramping and twitching, nauseous, numbness in your hands and feet, tingling of hands and toes, constipation, dehydration, fatigue, blood pressure changes, bone disorders, irregular heart beat.
Why make your own?
Its easy and delicious AND you know every ingredient in it!
Most sports drinks / electrolyte drinks contain artificial colors, flavours, sugars, brominated vegetable oil (BVO) (believe it or not) – BVO is used as a stabilizer in most sports drinks. However BVO is used to dissolve lead in gasoline, photographic paper, fire extinguish materials and fumigants and is outlawed in more than 100 countries.
READY TO MAKE YOUR OWN!!!! 🙂
Heres how! ⇓
1/2 cup fresh organic oranges
1/4 cup organic lemon
2 cup coconut water
2 tbsp raw honey
1/8 tsp himalayan salt
Place all ingredients into a blender until combined, store in mason jar or glass bottle.