The sports drinks are designed to help people who do heavy physical exertion, such as sports, to recover the inorganic salts, rehydrating the body, and return the appropriate pH to blood and body fluids. They are also suitable for people who suffer from diarrhea due to illness, dehydration, gastroenteritis, febrile processes, or colitis.
Isotonic drinks for industrial sales have large amounts of chemicals and high glucose concentrations, so they are not advisable for regular consumption. In this article, we want to show you how to make isotonic drinks without sugar, so that you can prepare them yourself.
An easy, fast, and very healthy isotonic drink consists of reinventing the typical lemonade by adding elements necessary to replace the mineral salts lost after an effort or illness.
For this,s we will need 1 liter of water, the juice of a lemon, 1 tablespoon of bicarbonate, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 of sea salt. Stir until all the elements are well dissolved.
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It is advisable to consume it one day after preparation so that all the ingredients have been correctly incorporated into the water. You should keep the mixture in the fridge once it’s finished.
Another drink that will help you replenish mineral salts, trace elements, and water is coconut water. There are several studies that claim that coconut water by itself is a great natural isotonic drink. In this case, we will teach you how to prepare this wonderful drink, something sweet, refreshing, and delicious.
For this, you will need 1 cup of coconut water, half a cup of natural pineapple, 1 lemon, and 2 cups of water. Cut all the elements into small pieces and make a juice with a blender. Leave to cool in the fridge and consume the same day of preparation.
If you want to know what is the best isotonic drink, the answer is seawater. Seawater contains up to 79 trace elements that are healthy for our body and is hypertonic.
But as we cannot drink it directly from the ocean because it could cause serious damage to our body, we are going to explain to you what would be the best way to make good isotonic seawater drink yourself from your home.
Get four glasses of water in the same capacity. Fill one of them with seawater. The other three fill them with natural mineral water. Put the liquid from the three glasses of natural mineral water in a liter jug and a half and finally the seawater glass. This way, you will make sure to consume water with mineral salts and trace elements suitable for correct assimilation by the human body.
Finally, we present a recipe for an isotonic drink that will help you reduce fatigue and feel more energetic, in addition to replenishing lost mineral salts and trace elements. The ingredients that you will need are half a liter of water, 1 tablespoon of brewer’s yeast, 1 tablespoon of wheat germ, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 1 tablespoon of guarana powder.
Mix all the ingredients in a blender and chill in the fridge for a few hours. Consume the same day. You will see that you will feel much better and with much more energy.
All these drinks are completely natural and healthy, so you can consume them daily without problems, after practicing sports or in situations of weakness or illness that cause dehydration.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff