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DIY Natural Pedialyte Recipe
Creating a homemade, natural version of Pedialyte is straightforward and can be beneficial for babies, kids, and adults, especially when rehydration is needed. Here's a simple and natural recipe:
- 1 cup high-quality coconut water
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon high-quality sea salt (approximately 400 mg of sodium)
Measure the Coconut Water: Pour 1 cup of high-quality coconut water into a clean container. Coconut water is a great source of natural electrolytes and is less processed than many commercial options.
Add Sea Salt: Add between 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of high-quality sea salt to the coconut water. The amount of salt should be adjusted based on your sodium needs or preferences. The goal is to reach approximately 400 mg of sodium, which helps with electrolyte balance.
Mix Well: Stir the mixture thoroughly to ensure that the sea salt is completely dissolved in the coconut water.
Taste and Adjust: Taste the mixture and adjust the salt content if needed. It should have a slightly salty taste, but not overpowering.
Serve: Serve the drink as needed for hydration. It can be particularly useful during illness, after sports, or in hot weather to replenish lost electrolytes.
Storage: If not consumed immediately, store the drink in a refrigerator and use it within 24 hours for best quality.
- Ensure the coconut water is free from added sugars or flavors for a natural and healthy option.
- For babies and young children, it's advisable to consult with a pediatrician before introducing any homemade electrolyte solutions, especially if the child is showing signs of illness or dehydration.
- This natural Pedialyte alternative is not only beneficial for rehydration but also contains fewer additives and preservatives compared to many store-bought options.
Remember, while this DIY recipe can be helpful for mild dehydration, it's important to seek professional medical advice in cases of severe dehydration or persistent illness.
- Danielle Lasit