ELEC­TROLYTE DRINKS

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In com­mer­cial re­cov­ery mixes, look for op­tions with­out ar­ti­fi­cial dyes or sweet­en­ers ( like Skratch Labs and Vega Sports). Nat­u­rally sourced sug­ars like co­conut palm nec­tar, ste­via, and tapi­oca starch are OK be­cause car­bo­hy­drates are es­sen­tial dur­ing re­cov­ery. Fin­ish­ing a work­out with an elec­trolyte- rich snack is an­other al­ter­na­tive. Trail mixes with salted nuts and dried fruit ( like raisins) pro­vide sodium as well as potas­sium. Other elec­trolyte- rich foods in­clude avo­ca­dos, salad greens, sweet pota­toes, yo­gurt, whole grains, len­tils, dried beans, and most veg­eta­bles. Or con­sider mak­ing your own elec­trolyte drink with this recipe:

6 oz. fresh cit­rus juice ( le­mon, lime, orange, or grape­fruit) 1— 2 oz. honey, sugar, or nat­u­ral sweet­ener ½ tsp. salt 16 oz. wa­ter

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