Homemade Citrus Electrolyte Drink – Great for Colds, Flu, Stomach Flu and Rehydration after Sports
Electrolytes are important for the body because they are used by the cells, in particular the nerve, muscle, and heart cells to keep their cell membranes active and send messages, impulses, and even muscle contractions between cells.
Another time that demonstrates the importance of electrolytes is when children have problems with vomiting and diarrhea, likely caused by influenza. They lose electrolytes through their vomit and diarrhea. This is another case where they need additional electrolytes to reduce the problems of hydration and seizures.
Some people feel that sports drinks rich in sugar and chemicals is the way to go when it comes to replenishing electrolytes. That’s why we’re pleased to offer our own all-natural alternative for increasing electrolyte levels.
- ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
- 1/8th of a teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink salt
- 2 cups of raw coconut water or filtered water
- ½ cup of fresh orange juice
- 2 tablespoon of organic raw honey or organic maple syrup
Blend everything together until well mixed. Store this electrolyte enhancing concoction in your fridge using mason jars.