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    Make your own electrolyte water? How?

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    I saw a recipe for electrolyte water, that included agave nectar as an ingredient. Wife says she read something saying agave nectar's not good for you. If so, what recipes have you guys seen for making your own electrolyte water???

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    Agave is a pure fructose bomb, so yeah, not too great.

    And don't worry about electrolytes from your water anyhow. Just get plenty of magnesium, potassium, and sodium in your diet.

    Oh, and maybe use some Dead Sea salts in your bath from time to time and try some magnesium oil on your skin. Transdermal electrolytes rock.

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    Agave is a pure fructose bomb, so yeah, not too great.

    And don't worry about electrolytes from your water anyhow. Just get plenty of magnesium, potassium, and sodium in your diet.

    Oh, and maybe use some Dead Sea salts in your bath from time to time and try some magnesium oil on your skin. Transdermal electrolytes rock.

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    Sources of magnesium, sodium, potassium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    Sources of magnesium, sodium, potassium?
    Food.

    No, but seriously. Food.

    Stick to whole, real, unprocessed foods like veggies, fruits, meats, eggs, and dairy (if you can tolerate it) and you'll do fine.

    If you want transdermal electrolytes, I already listed two good sources. Oh, and Epsom salts in your bath too.

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    For sodium, just salt your food liberally. Preferably with a high-quality unrefined salt. For potassium, there's avocados and bananas, or you can buy lite salt to add to your water, which is 75/25 sodiumotassium. Nuts have a decent amount of magnesium, but it's one of the few supplements many of us take, especially forms that end in -ate, like citrate or glycinate. No need for sugar in an electrolyte drink, especially agave, which I wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole.

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    Coconut water has some sugar, but also electrolytes if that is what you need. Supplements also work.

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    Oh, and eat your fermented foods liberally! Tons of salt in those typically.

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    OK...but what's your recipe for electrolyte water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    OK...but what's your recipe for electrolyte water?
    You don't need it. That's the point.

    But if you think you do, drink the brine that comes with real, lacto-fermented veggies.

    Instant electrolyte water.

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