Electrolytes are certain crucial nutrients like calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphate and chloride found within the body that performs many important functions – from regulating the heartbeat, nerve and muscle function, pH of our blood, hydration rebuilding damage tissue, controlling our blood pressure to allowing muscle contraction so that we can move. As these key nutrients help to maintain fluid balance of the body, electrolyte imbalance can show symptoms like fatigue, nausea, muscle weakness, rapid heartbeat and confusion. We can easily obtain these electrolytes by eating a balance diet and drinking certain fluids. But we lose them to some extent through strenuous exercise, sweating and urinating.. There are lots of energy drinks available in the market that claim to replenish fluid loss, but most of them are just brightly colored sugar water. You can make your own electrolyte drink at home.
Here Are 5 Homemade Health Drinks To Restore Elecrolyte Balance:
1. Orange, Lemon And Coconut Water Health Drink
Orange Juice (fresh) – ½ cups
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
Coconut water – 2 cups
Pure honey – 2 tbsp
Sea salt – ¾ tsp
Blend all the ingredients until they are mixed well. Store them in a reusable clean bottle. This drink is great for restoring electrolyte balance after strenuous workout, sports or reviving from cold, flu and fever quickly.
2. Lemon, Lime And Honey Health Drink
Freshly squeezed juice of 2 lemons
¼ cup of freshly squeezed juice of lime
2 cups of purified water
Salt ½ tsp. (preferably sea salt)
2tbsp. organic honey
Blend all the ingredients well. Store in a glass bottle and sip when needed. Each ingredients used in this recipe is good source of electrolyte.
3. Green Tea And Apple Juice Electrolyte Drink
1 cup green tea
¼ tsp. sea salt
1tsp magnesium or calcium powder
½ cup apple juice
1-2 tbsp. stevia or honey
Brew green tea in warm water. Add magnesium and calcium powder and salt. Add juice and blend well. Keep in fridge until it cools. Enjoy this refreshing drink after a heavy workout
4. Fruit And Chia Seed Health Drink
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 cup fruit juice (orange, grapes, watermelon) of your choice
1 cup water
Soak chia seeds in warm water. Keep it in fridge overnight. They will swell up. In the morning it will get a gel like consistency. Mix this with fruit juice and blend well. Chia seeds are excellent source of potassium, calcium and antioxidants. So, enjoy this health drink to replenish fluid loss.
5. Pomegranate And Coconut Water Health Drink
¼ cup pomegranate juice
1 glass of coconut water
2 cups of chilled water
¼ tsp. of rock salt
Mix all the ingredients together using a blender. Chill and serve cold.