Sports drinks. What image comes to mind? Probably those blindfully-bright electrolyte quenchers with "yellow 6," "caramel color," "modified food starch" and other mystery ingredients. There's even talk of a top brand using brominated vegetable oil (BVO), which is patented as a flame retardant.
How about something your body can appreciate, and actually use? This DIY electrolyte drink with real food ingredients fits the bill.
First, let's take a second to define what electrolytes are.
Electrolytes include sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, magnesium and other minerals needed for proper body function. When we exercise and sweat we lose water and these minerals, which must be replenished. Water alone doesn't cut it, and can lead to muscle cramps and fatigue.