Last we we started a discussion with regard to electrolyte replacement drinks. I told you about my experience with Nuun and how I was looking for a low calorie, low sugar and natural electrolyte replacement drink. You gave me some great ideas. They range from using water to coconut water mixed with a little pineapple juice. Of course I also got the idea of using Gatorade, which I am not willing to do. I want something natural, preferable with no high fructose corn syrup and no food dyes.
I think the idea of using coconut water sounds great. It is completely natural and is supposed to do a great job. I don't like coconut, so that won't work for me, but if you like coconut, there is a simple solution for you.
One of my readers said her potassium levels got very low with running. I would think that she may want to look for a replacement with some added nutrient, but I'm not an expert or a doctor. I'm just thinking if running is causing your levels to get low, you may need an extra boost over what coconut water can offer.
I'm on a path to try some different electrolyte replacement drinks as well as an energy boost during my long run each week. If you like the idea, I was thinking of letting you know what I thought of each one. That way if you are looking for something as well, you can have one opinion about it.
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