Have you ever felt lightheaded and weak after a great workout? This is because when you sweated away all the impurities, you also shed valuable electrolytes, which are crucial to your hydration. To avoid this, take an isotonic sports drink to your next workout instead of water. An isotonic drink contains similar concentrations of salt and sugar as in the human body. It can help you replace lost fluids while providing you with carbohydrates for a quick energy boost.
The first thing that popped into your head is probably Gatorade. While this colorful drink replenishes your body with the needed minerals, it’s not the healthiest option with 34 grams of sugar. As a comparison, a 12 ounce can of Coca-Cola has 39 grams of sugar! Natural isotonic drinks, such as coconut water, are much better for your health.
Alternatively, you can easily make your own!
Coach Alba’s Homemade Sports Drink
Simply mix the following ingredients:
- 1 liter of water
- 1 whole orange
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt
Bring this to your workouts and you can say goodbye to post-workout blues.