Sunday, 25 September 2011

Dehydration Electrolyte Recipes

Signs of developing dehydration are headaches, dry skin and mouth, thirst, loss of appetite, dizziness as well as fainting, fatigue, constipation, dark urine, irritability and when consuming water the fluid goes straight through.

Dehydration Electrolyte Recipe

1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 Tablespoons of white sugar
1 litre of clean water

Mix in jug and whisk or place in bottle and shake, sip gradually. 

Sports Drink

Pure and if possible organic fruit juice (check that it is not a fruit drink, it is actual juice, pure juice)
Water or Green Tea
Sea salt preferably Himalayan salt, or organic sea salt these have more minerals in them.

http://www.healthysalt.co.nz/ I use this salt in cooking as well.

Fill a water bottle half with juice and half with water, add a pinch of sea salt and shake until dissolved.

This is great to make up for crew at the start of passage as a preventative to dehydration due to sea sickness as well as great to sip in tropical countries when sweating so much and salts/minerals are being removed at a high rate from the body.

Chef's especially suffer from dehydration so making a sports drink up daily can be a preventive measure and just keep up the fluids.


Himalayan Salt often has a pink tinge to it,
 has over 84 minerals and trace elements.

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