DIY Citrus Electrolyte Drink: Alleviates Colds & the Flu & Rehydrates the Body

Caught the flu or a cold and you need to rehydrate? Do you maybe play a lot of sports and are looking for a natural way to rehydrate your body?

If yes, then you have come to the right place! This all-natural homemade electrolyte drink is easy to prepare and rich in flavor and a great choice for you and your children. It will refresh and rehydrate you without poisoning your body with chemicals because it is completely natural.

Unfortunately, a lot of commercial electrolyte drinks contain harmful substances like flavors and artificial colors. Therefore, it is a far better solution to make your own, chemical-free electrolyte beverage!

Why Do We Need Electrolytes?

Electrolytes are basically salts, i.e. the ions in salt. They are vital because the cells in our body need it to keep voltages across cell membranes and transfer electrical impulses through themselves and to other cells.

Often times, when people get the stomach flu or have diarrhea and vomit, they lose these electrolytes and therefore need to boost their level. The same is the case with people who are active in sports because they lose electrolytes through sweating.

The main electrolytes in our body are chloride, potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, sulfate, bicarbonate, and phosphate.

DIY Electrolyte Drink Recipe

You will need the following ingredients:

½ cup of orange juice

¼ cup of lemon juice

2 cups of water

2 tbsp of organic honey or maple syrup

1/8 tsp of Himalayan salt

Preparation: Put the ingredients in a blender and blend for a minute or two. Once you get a homogeneous mixture, transfer it in mason jars or reusable glass bottles. Keep it in the fridge.

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