Ways To Get Electrolytes!
Hey Guys! A few days ago I was having a discussion with some other POTSys and we were all complaining about how hard it is to get enough electrolytes. For those of you who don’t know, people with POTS need to drink a lot of electrolytes and eat a lot of salt, its really important so we can feel better. It’s can be really hard because your options are limited. For example I’ve become sick of Gatorade because I’ve had to drink it so much, Propel is okay, but there are only so many flavors that I like. Smart water is better than regular water, but if you compare how much electrolytes it has versus Gatorade and Propel, well, there is no comparison. So, here are some ways to get electrolytes that taste good and give you variety;
Blend it all together! You can add as much or as little of anything as you want, but you do have to add a decent amount of pedialyte. This is a good source of Vitamin C, potassium, and electrolytes!
Get your favorite flavor of pedialyte (I know, that’s hard to find, but pick the best tasting one to you) then freeze it. I like the strawberry for this personally. You can get popsicle molds and freeze them or make ice cubes to suck on, either way you’ll be getting electrolytes and hydrating at the same time! Let them freeze for an hour and enjoy!
The miracle of flavorless Pedialyte:
This stuff is pretty much flavorless so you can add it to anything! Make a smoothie with protein powder, peanut butter (if you are allergic – obviously don’t add it in!), banana, and even add some ice cream! It tastes really good! Adding the flavorless pedialye doesn’t do anything to the taste, and, along with the other ingredients, it’s really good for you too!
Citrus flavored electrolyte water:
Mix ¼ cup lemon juice and ¼ cup of lime juice, then add a teaspoon of salt to the mix (you could probably add more, but this is what the recipe calls for) and one orange or can of frozen concentrate juice. Mix it in with a liter (yes a liter) of water and enjoy hydration and electrolytes.
That’s all for now, hope these helped!
Posted on Tue, August 20, 2013
by David Garrison