Natural Homemade Sports Drink – Gatorade Alternatives

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

If you, or your kids, enjoy any kind of sports or athletic events, there is certainly a time when water alone just doesn’t quite cut it.

Even water with lemon or lime gets boring after a while, and when you need to rehydrate, you often need added electrolytes.

Before you stop by the store for a Gatorade on the way to the game, try making your own natural version! It is easy, just as fast, and a lot more healthy.


Regular Gatorade contains: Water, sucrose syrup, glucose-fructose syrup, citric acid, natural grape flavor with other natural flavors, salt, sodium citrate, monopotassium phosphate, red 40, Blue 1. (This is from a picture of the grape flavored Gatorade label).

While re-hydrating is important for your health, are the monopotassium phosphate, mystery “natural flavors” and artificial dyes really necessary?

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So for times when more than just water is needed for hydration (softball games, triathlons, labor, etc.), you can make your own version, which is more natural… unlike Gatorade or Powerade.