By ladiaz Latest Reply 2010-08-04 20:55:26 -0500
Started 2010-08-04 17:56:17 -0500

i know water is the best for summer but i work out side and sweet a lot so what do i do to replenish my electrolytes?

6 replies

JanetM 2010-08-04 20:35:55 -0500 Report

our plant nurse keeps packets of sugar free Sqwincher (mix with 20 oz of water) instead of gatorade on hand for us diabetics…her suggestion is one bottle of this to every 2 bottles of water…it's 101 with a heat index of 117 here today so needless to say…we go through alot of these!

GabbyPA 2010-08-04 20:37:40 -0500 Report

I also just found out that Zero Vitamin Water is made with Truvia and Sobe makes a water that is made with Purvia. You get the electrolytes without the artificial sweeteners. It is a huge plus.

kdroberts 2010-08-04 20:48:33 -0500 Report

It's debatable about calling truvia and puvia non-artificial. Yes the chemical is derived originally from a plant but it's massively processed by a chemical company.

GabbyPA 2010-08-04 20:55:26 -0500 Report

This is true. I have to agree. Stevia is the most natural of that sweetener, but even it is processed. The changes in the stevia are a process that makes it into a crystal form. It is my understanding that it doesn't alter the base of the sweetener like in Aspertame or Sucurlose.

I suppose the only way to get it truly in it's pure form is to grow it ourselves and then you can steep it and make your own liquid sweetener.I have a friend who does that. Or just chop up the the leaf directly into a drink. I don't know how to cook with it in that natural form (in baking anyway)

GabbyPA 2010-08-04 20:05:21 -0500 Report

Something I recently discovered is coconut water (unsweetened) I use it in my smoothies and leave out the dairy. That way I can get a lower carb smoothie and it tastes great. To drink it straight takes some getting used to, but I like it in things.