DIY Sports Drink/Electrolyte Replenisher

Traditional sports drinks are filled with sugar, which can be OK if your blood sugar has gotten extremely low from endurance exercise. Data tells us that electrolyte replacement is not necessary and has little impact on performance for sports in duration of less than 90mins. If you get yourself dehydrated from either an infection (diarrhea, vomiting) or self-induced (exercise, alcohol), then here's an option for a healthy, low-sugar alternative to the traditional sports drink.


2 cups Water

1 tsp 100% pure maple syrup or honey

1/2 Lemon or lime, juiced (add more or less depending on desired taste)

1/4 tsp Himalayan rock salt or sea salt

Method: Add to a water bottle and shake it up, drink during or post workout