electrolyte drink recipe | Terezia Farkas | Beliefnet | depression help

 

Your body looses electrolytes through sweat whenever you do heavy physical work, exercise, or sweat lots. An easy way to replenish those electrolytes is with an electrolyte drink. There are lots of different ones on the market, but most, if not all, contain large amounts of sugar. Sugar is added to make the drink tastier. But that same sugar can hurt you by elevating your sugar levels and getting stored as bad fat.

Snake Diet Electrolyte Recipe

You don’t want to wait until you’re dehydrated before replenishing your electrolytes. Tap water is where most people get their water from. You need to drink 8 ounces of water daily to keep your water balance normal. You also need to take in sodium and potassium.

Instead of buying expensive, sugar packed electrolyte drinks, you can make your own sugar-free electrolyte drink. It’s cheaper and much healthier. If you have diabetes, an electrolyte drink will help restore your body’s chemical balance without worrying about sugar content.

The Snake Diet Recipe for balancing your electrolytes was given to me by my doctor. It’s an easy recipe you can make at home. Get these simple ingredients, mix them together, and you’re done.

Weights are in both US fluid ounces and Metric system.

Snake Diet Recipe

1. WATER

Use 2 liters (68 US fluid ounces) water. Tap water or distilled water is best. Use a plastic jug so you can store it in a fridge or take it with you.

2. Potassium Chloride (KCl)

Use a brand like “No Salt” because that doesn’t have any fillers, just KCL. Available at most grocery stores. If you can’t find it, just look for a salt that is high in KCl.

1 tsp = 5.2 grams

3. Sodium Chloride (NaCl)

Himalayan Pink Salt is the best source.

1/2 tsp = 2 grams

4. Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3)

Red Mills Baking Soda is recommended. Again, this type of baking soda has less fillers.

1 tsp = 4 grams

5. Magnesium Sulfate (MgSO4)

Power Health Epsom Salt. If you can’t find that brand at your grocery store, ask the pharmacist for Epsom Salts that are “USP”. “USP” means it’s edible. Other epsom salts that you buy are only for external use. You’ll get very sick if you eat those.

1/2 tsp = 2.5 grams

Mix all the dry ingredients together and add to the jug of water.

You can drink it right away, or chill for a few hours. Squeeze some lemon, lime or add a raspberry to the water if you want flavour.  Otherwise, you’re set and good to go with your electrolyte drink.

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