3 Easy to Make Drinks for Colds, Flu and Rehydration

by Daniel / Feb 26, 2017 / 0 comments

Instead of buying electrolyte drinks that are filled with artificial salt and sugar water, just step into your kitchen and make your own refreshing and sweet drink using readily available and healthy ingredients.

Electrolytes and What they Do to Our Bodies

Electrolytes are salts, more specifically, the ions found in salts. Electrolytes play an important role in our bodies by maintaining voltages across the cell membranes and also carry electrical impulses to other cells.

When you are suffering from flu, vomiting or diarrhea, your body loses electrolytes and you must replenish them. This also applies when a person exercises a lot, he or she loses electrolytes most specifically sodium and potassium through sweat.

There are sports drinks that have harmful ingredients like artificial colors, refined sugars and brominated vegetable oils. Instead of risking your health by taking these drinks, you can make the following energy drinks in your kitchen:

Citrus Energy Drink

For this electrolyte drink you’ll need:

Half a cup of fresh orange juice

A quarter cup of lemon juice

Two cups of water

Two tablespoons of organic honey or maple syrup

A pinch of sea salt

Instructions

Put everything in a blender, blend for a few minutes and serve.

Lemon and Pomegranate Energy Drink

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this drink:

A quarter cup of lemon juice

A quarter cup of pomegranate juice

One and a half cups of fresh water

Two cups of cold water

A quarter teaspoon of salt

Instructions

Add all the ingredients in a jar, stir, chill and serve.              

Ginger Energy Drink

To make this electrolyte drink you need:

One liter of water

Liquid stevia

One medium sized ginger root

Instructions

Slice the ginger into large pieces and add water.

Boil the water and allow it to simmer for 15 minutes. Let the water cool.

Add liquid stevia to taste.

Store the mixture in an airtight container and put it in a fridge.

You can double the recipe of experiment with different natural flavors to spice things up.