Best Electrolyte Beverages for Hydration with Low Sugar?

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Bryce
Jul 01, 2023 5:24 pm
Reply to Kathy

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AlexT
Jul 04, 2023 2:26 am
Reply to Casper9

So I was reading an article a couple days ago, and it was about an electrolyte drink. It's called watermelon juice and it's simple to make. According to the article, it's better than most buyable electrolyte drinks. Simply cut up watermelon, probably with no seeds, and put it in a blender. Squeeze a lemon into it and add a little salt. Blend it all up and there you go. I'm sure you could do without the salt if you didn't want that.

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Jul 04, 2023 6:39 pm
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infinitycastle52777
Jul 18, 2023 11:49 pm

Gift is good for flavor and low sugar, low calorie, no dyes, no artificial colors or flavors. It comes in a variety of flavors.

Lee

judiprescott17
Jul 24, 2023 2:42 pm

I recently discovered a flavored packet that yields something like Pedialyte from CVS. Also now Gatorade has come out with an electrolyte drink that isn't full of artificial flavor and color. Don't know if your grocery has Smart Water but it tastes just like regular water and has lytes in it. I found it also at Sprouts.

I am with you on the high sugar sports drinks, but have used them in the summer. Am glad I have a choice now.

 
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judiprescott17
Jul 24, 2023 2:48 pm
Reply to Mysterious Mose

Part of what makes electrolytes work is the combination of sodium/potassium, which acts like a pump to bring nutrients across your cell membranes. Not sure if eliminating sodium would work at all!

Feb9HH
Jul 28, 2023 3:37 pm

I have a problem drinking water because it tastes gross to me. Although a little pricey, I can drink Smart Water. It really is the only water I can drink. It tastes fantastic; they add electrolytes.

stinelin1
Aug 07, 2023 5:28 pm

Powerade Zero (Mixed Berry). I have dehydration issues from both my ileostomy and the fact that I'm elderly. After lots of trial and error, I have found that Powerade does the trick for me.

Riva
Aug 07, 2023 11:29 pm

I use Powerade Zero as well. Living in Florida with the extreme heat and humidity, I use a product called H2ORS. Check it out.