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Food or drink to replenish electrolytes

Post by Stefan 93 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:31 am

Hello everyone,

This summer, there were days when I had to be on 35ºC (95ºF) on a sun fully equipped (workwear, boots, helmet, gloves and glasses) for a few hours. Naturally, I was sweating very badly. I regularly drink around 1,5 to 2 litres of water, but then I upped the intake to even 4 litres and I felt that I lost every electrolyte from my body.
So, I must ask you this: Is there a natural food or drink that can quickly replenish lost electrolytes?
I know that there are sports drinks, but they aren't healthy so I won't drink them.
I apologize to everyone I've enraged. I'll try to correct myself.

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Re: Food or drink to replenish electrolytes

Post by EatBig » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:21 pm

Salt! I found the same thing when camping in the desert - you're drinking so much water and sweating that you feel like you have an electrolyte depletion. Eating salty foods helped me.

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Re: Food or drink to replenish electrolytes

Post by Stefan 93 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:31 am

When I was searching the Internet, I saw that they mention the salt.
There was a recipe: lemonade + honey + salt. I tried that recently, but those high temperatures were already gone, so I couldn't tell whether it works or not.

If we look at the foods, they are mentioning bananas, carrots and cheese. I tried this combination after a workout and it felt good, but I don't know whether it would work for high temperatures or not...
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Re: Food or drink to replenish electrolytes

Post by stuward » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:07 pm

Sugar and salt are the main ingredients. Potassium/sodium balance is important but it's sodium that is usually in short supply in the heat. Dill pickle juice actually works surprisingly well. However, the actual formulation you need depends on the symptoms you're experiencing.

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Re: Food or drink to replenish electrolytes

Post by Stefan 93 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:07 am

Thanks Stu! I knew that you would appear with something good :grin:
Based on those symptoms mentioned there, I guess that it was probably sodium.
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Post by haedon » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:59 pm

Salt and water will replenish electrolytes. I learned that from my nurse friend.

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Post by stuward » Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:35 pm

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Re: Food or drink to replenish electrolytes

Post by BigTex » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:55 pm

I use a product called Stress-Dex. It is very similar to Gatorade but MUCH less expensive. They use it to replenish the electrolytes in race horses after a race.

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