Homemade Electrolytes is a Powerful Drink for Active or Sedate People
Electrolytes for Everyday Health and Good Nutrition
- We generate that powerful electrical energy in our own bodies.
- Our trillions of mysterious little battery-generators—we call them ‘cells’—are like little factories.
- Each tiny factory has an estimated 3-to-5 million events taking place at any one time.
- They order-in supplies, do the repairs, throw out the junk and terminate their life and replace themselves when they are exhausted. They never sleep.
The Rush University of Chicago, Health and Wellness, Body Electric
These electrically charged minerals regulate everything from hydration (the amount f water in your body), to your nervous system to muscle function—including the most important muscle of all: the heart. (Quote from Body Electric.) These electrolytes: Bicarbonate, Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphate, Potassium, Sodium, are available in our daily food. We only need to be concerned when we disturb our needs by strenuous exercise, drinking too much water, not getting nutritious food or, in some other way messing up our supply and demand. We need about six electrolytes to this transporting.
A Teaspoon of Baking Soda Stopped My Leg Cramps Within One Minute
Years ago, I had leg and foot cramps in the night—I would run out of energy through the day. My muscles would be exhausted–my whole body would be fatigued. Then I remembered that my dad would take a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water for foot cramps. He worked as a freight handler for the railroad; he pushed a two-wheeled cart all day like a mule—before forklifts were invented.
I Make My Own Electrolyte-drink With Basic Foods from My Kitchen
Homemade electrolyte drink solved the muscle-cramp problem for me. It is made from everyday food found in my refrigerator—no expensive or exotic ingredients. I also discovered that fermented vegetables like sauerkraut and kimchi contain many micronutrients like vitamins and electrolytes. These are easy to make at home on your kitchen table—and they cost almost nothing.
The Ingredients Can Vary with Your Needs
One size doesn’t fit all. If you are a football player, a marathon runner, an office worker, a Truck driver or a Police Officer you need vastly different amounts. These are the amounts this old guy of 84-winters uses. I also don’t care about tastes—this is medicine, drink it down brother—drink it down! If you want a sweeter drink, just add a little more orange juice or honey, or molasses.
- Salt. (sodium and chlorine)
- Baking soda
- Ginger Root.
- Orange Juice.
- Lemon juice.
- Lime juice.
- A tablespoon of unsulfured molasses. (Optional)
Tap water, or Groundwater
Plain old groundwater is my choice: Active people must have plenty of water
Along with Sodium, Chloride, Calcium and Magnesium, Potassium is an electrolyte, meaning it helps conduct electrical charges in the body, Dr. Berg…
Keep a Balance of Salt and Water for a Healthy Heart
There are two oceans of water in your body: One is held inside the cells of your body and the other is held outside. These salty oceans of the body are maintained at the consistency of the salty seas of the World. Dr. Batmanghelidj, author of the book Water: For Health, For Healing, for Life. Without salt we die.
Lemon Juice and Lime Juice are Kings of Electrolytes.
Lemon and lime juices are Powerful sources of electrolytes. These bottled juices are good for our use, and they each have important trace elements that I want in my diet. One fourth a cup f each belongs in my daily diet.
Ginger Root Has Been Used for Centuries as a Health Food.
Ginger Root Will Help
Prevent Muscle Cramps
The lowly ginger root is a A good source of electrolytes. for tired muscles. Ginger is an economical food that should be in every active person’s diet.
Slice a half pound of ginger root with a knife or food slicer. Place in a pan with one quart of water and simmer for an hour or two. Save the liquid and discard the liquid. I use 1/3 cup of this juice to a quart of my Electrolyte Drink.
Cooking the Cinnamon for Electrolyte Drink
Cinnamon sticks are available at most grocery stores. Place them in a pan and simmer them for about two hours. Discard the sticks and save the water—it will keep a few weeks in the refrigerator. I use about ten sticks for a quart of water. My liking is to use 1/3 cup to a quart of my electrolyte drink—works to my liking. Cinnamon contains many electrolytes.
Orange Juice, A powerful source of citric acid and electrolytes.
A good quality orange juice is important to a good quality Electrolyte Drink. I depend on the orange juice for sweetness.–just add a little extra if you desire. In today’s busy world we don’t need to squeeze our own orange juice. Good quality orange juice is available in most stores. I like ½ cup of orange juice to a quart of my Electrolyte Drink. Please mix yours to suit your refined taste.
Baking Soda is An Important Electrolyte for Relaxing the Tired Muscles