Question: It seems that all the sports drinks I see contain a lot of sucralose or high fructose corn syrup. What do you recommend that seniors use to replace electrolytes?
Dr. Brownstein's Answer:
You’re right: Most sports drinks have sugar or sugar substitutes in them. Others have the toxic halogen bromine as part of their chemical makeup. Sport drink commercials make the products look appealing, but it is a rare sports drink product that is actually healthy.
You can make your own drink inexpensively. Simply put about ¼ teaspoon of unrefined salt in eight ounces of water. This amount of salt supplies the correct balance of electrolytes for the athlete. It also supplies the correct balance of electrolytes for people who are nonathletes.
If you begin experiencing foot and/or leg cramps, you can simply use more salt until the
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