Homemade Electrolyte Drink Keto Recipe

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homemade electrolyte drink keto

Try this easy homemade electrolyte keto drink and you will quickly forget about Gatorade and other store bought sports drinks.

Staying hydrated is not as easy as drinking a gallon of water every day.

During my recent naturopath visit, I was told I was severely dehydrated, even though I drink tons of water every day. He told me that I had to supplement it by adding electrolytes to my water because I didn’t get enough! I figured I’d write a post about it, ‘ cause maybe you’re also dehydrated.

An electrolyte imbalance can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, muscle cramps and muscle spasms. Nothing works properly in your body in case of electrolyte imbalance.

This homemade electrolyte drink is keto and will effectively help your body replenish your mineral supplies increase performance and feel much better.

What are electrolytes?

Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals. They are compounds of potassium, sodium, chloride, magnesium, calcium, and phosphate. These micronutrients form ions in water and are capable of conducting electricity, which means they have an electrical charge. They are found in your blood, urine, tissues and other body fluids.

Why are electrolytes important?

  • they balance the fluid levels
  • they regulate cardiac function, blood flow and circulation
  • they balance the acid / base (pH) level of your body
  • they move nutrients in your cells
  • they carry away waste from your cells

They are also essential for cognition and mood, performance and recovery and to replenish perspiration losses! Perspiration is great for detoxification and elimination of heavy metals in the body, but you also need to regenerate into electrolytes afterwards, or you may feel very dizzy and lethargic, or you may have a headache! In other words, they are absolutely essential to feel better (and also beautiful). I find my skin much fatter and less dry after drinking my homemade Gatorade.

How to resupply your body with electrolytes:

There are many ways. The simplest way is to add real sea salt (no table salt) with 1/2 fresh lemon juice to 16 ounces of water. Add 1/2 teaspoon to begin. Fresh lemon helps with absorption. You should also consider changing the salt you cook and eat with sea salt, instead of table salt because it is stripped of all these beneficial minerals. Table salt is the worst !!

Below you will find other ways to improve your electrolyte resupply! P. S. > > remember that the type of water you drink is also important! See this video about why we use a Berkey water filter.

1. Coconut water:

Coconut water is ideal, but it can be expensive! If only we had access to fresh coconut every day… is that true?! Coconut water contains natural electrolytes, but there are also other options. I like this coconut water.

2 Lyteshow Liquid Drops:

These are liquid drops, which my naturopath recommended. I like them, but they’re not my favorite and they’re kind of expensive. This is a great option, but I felt better with the following options.

3 Vega Sport Hydrator (no sugar):

My sugar-free favorite! I like how that vega powder makes me feel. The berry flavor is my go-to but they also have lime-lime green. It takes a few minutes to dissolve completely, but this will eventually happen. So good and refreshing!

Nuun electrolyte 4 tablets:

These are my second favorite! They are tablets that dissolve in your water and I immediately feel a sense of relief and balance after drinking them. I love the flavors and these are the easiest to travel. They are not sugar-free, but have a low enough sugar content for me to be kind to them at all.

I go even further and add the Vega hydrator to my water, with 1/2 fresh lemon! I like the extra flavor and feel it absorbs even better. It is the ideal refreshing drink in the summer or after a sweat training! I also drank it in the morning if I feel helpless.

What is the definition of a ketogenic diet?

The definition of Keto, or the ketogenic diet, is that it’s characterized by a marked decrease in the consumption of carbohydrates (the family of sugars) and proteins and an increase in the proportion of energy that comes from fats. Though it’s very trendy nowadays, it first appeared in the 1920s in order to decrease the seizures of children with epilepsy and decrease the amount of drugs they take. It is still used today at hospitals to treat children with epilepsy.

The diet “works” when you manage to reach the state of ketosis. The alleged benefits of ketosis are many:

  • Lose weight quickly ;
  • Slow down the appearance of the feeling of hunger ;
  • Stabilize the energy level during the day ;
  • Decrease the symptoms of epilepsy ;
  • Etc.

Not surprisingly, it therefore meets all the criteria of a diet born to be popular :

  • Promising rapid weight loss;
  • Eliminate one or more food groups;
  • Be restrictive;
  • Force you to eat differently from your friends or family;
  • Have scientific bases that give it a little sexy side;
  • Be supported by public figures: Yes ma’am!

Foods allowed in a KETO diet

To reach the state of ketosis, you need to eat between 25 and 50 grams of carbohydrates per day maximum (about 5 to 10% of your energy), that is, the equivalent of a banana or yogurt in individual format … for 24 hours. In comparison, someone who eats “normally” gets about 50% of his energy from carbohydrates (so between 250 g and 300 g of carbohydrates).

Interesting fact: a single fatty meal does not lead you to ketosis. To achieve this state, your body must lack carbohydrates at least 3-4 days. Then, if you hold your course for 3 to 4 weeks (keto-adaptation period), the proportion of energy your brain will seek through ketone bodies will gradually increase, to about 70%. Then you’ll be in real ketosis.

A small portion of the energy your brain uses will continue to come from carbohydrates that will be produced specifically for it from fats in your body (if that’s not a favor treatment!).

So, you have to eat foods low in carbohydrates and high in fat. For example :

  • Red meat
  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Sausage
  • Fatty fish (salmon, trout, sardines, mackerel, tuna…)
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Vegetable oils
  • Cream 35%
  • Mayonnaise
  • Avocado
  • And few others

The foods you should NOT eat on keto are:

  • Potatoes (including french fries!)
  • Rice, pasta
  • Bread
  • Leguminous crops
    .

Ah, and if you abuse it the ketogenic diet will not forgive you too. If you inadvertently eat too many carbohydrates and leave the state of ketosis, your body will need at least 3 days to a month to fall back into KETO-mode.

How do I know if I have a ketosis state?

Excellent question. The state of ketosis is defined by a specific concentration (0.5 mM and more) of ketone bodies in your blood. Ketone bodies are molecules produced when your glucose reserves become too low to support your brain.

When it happens, your brain (which, very much loves sugar, but is able to compromise, a good guy you know) is forced to fuel with what remains: fats. But fats aren’t able to get to the brain as it is, so they’re broken down into acetyl-CoA, then converted by your liver into ketone bodies to go feed your friend the brain.

To confirm that your body is in ketosis, there are tabs on which you can urinate and tell you if you are. Another device similar to the breathalyzer allows you to analyze your degree of ketosis from an exhalation.

Now, onto the keto electrolyte drink recipe. You can also check this healthy ginger lemon garlic drink if you have cold or sore throat.

Homemade Electrolyte Drink Keto Recipe

lemon lime refreshing electrolyte drink keto

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces of filtered water
  • 1/2 fresh lemon or lime juice (sometimes I use a whole lemon too, if it is small)
  • few ice cubes (optional)
  • sea salt
  • reusable straw

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a large jar or cup and enjoy!
  2.  ….That’s all 🙂

homemade electrolyte drink (keto)
 
Ingredients
  • 24 ounces of filtered water
  • ½ fresh lemon, juice (sometimes I use a whole lemon too, if it is small)
  • few ice cubes (optional)
  • sea salt
  • reusable straw
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a large jar or cup and enjoy!
  2. ....That's all 🙂

You can also add coconut water and mint leaf for even better presentation and health benefits

I hope you find this recipe useful! Electrolytes are absolutely essential and I do not think there is enough talk about this.

electrolyte drink lime mint tonic

Have you tried making this homemade electrolyte drink at home? Let me know in the comments below.


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