Homemade isotonic drinks are very important for all those who perform some type of physical activity and also for those who need to add a supplement to their diet, for example due to suffering from a condition such as gastroenterocolitis. For this reason, below we will show you some isotonic drinks that you can make at home and that will give you a lot of energy and vitality.
What are isotonic drinks?
These drinks help the body to rehydrate quickly, they provide us with minerals and glucose and therefore are very effective when doing intense physical activity or when you lose a lot of fluid in a short time.
Sometimes the industrialized energy or isotonic drinks that we can find in stores, in addition to being expensive, contain chemical products that are not very advisable and are high in calories, which is why many athletes choose not to consume them.
How to prepare 4 homemade isotonic drinks
However, you can prepare your own natural isotonic drinks, in this way you can control all the ingredients you use and not ingest anything artificial. Here are some recipes for homemade isotonic drinks that you can prepare at home and leave on hand in the fridge to consume when you need them.
1. Isotonic lemonade drink
This is one of the easiest isotonic drinks to prepare, ideal to refresh ourselves when we return from exercising. We suggest consuming these types of beverages cool and not iced, since the contrast of your hot body with the iced drink could cause health problems.
· The juice of 1 or 2 lemons
· 1 liter of water
· 1 large tablespoon of honey
· 1 tsp. of sea salt
· 1 tsp baking soda
Mix all the ingredients until well dissolved and refrigerate until cool.
2. Isotonic fruit juice
This juice is ideal to drink every day, in addition to not getting bored you can vary the fruits with which you prepare it.
· 1 liter of water
· 500 mg. baking soda
· 500 mg. sea salt
· 3 tbsp. honey tureen
· Juice of two fruits of your choice
Mix all the ingredients in a blender and blend for a few minutes until all the ingredients are well dissolved.
3. Natural drink of Guarana
Guarana is the fruit of a tree native to the Amazon. Due to its high caffeine content, it is used as an energizer and stimulator of the central nervous system. Many industrial energy drinks are made from the extract of guarana seeds.
It is not very easy to get this fruit in some countries, however in health food stores we can find the powder made from the seeds of the fruit.
Although this is a natural supplement, remember that it has high caffeine components, so its consumption should not be abused; Furthermore, specialists advise not to mix guarana with ephedrine.
· 1 tsp. guarana powder
· 1 tsp. brewer's yeast
· 1 tsp. wheat germ
· 3 tsp. of honey
· 1 glass of water.
Mix all the ingredients in a blender, and blend well for three to four minutes until well mixed. Drink every morning before physical activity
4. Coconut Water
Coconut water has recently been discovered to be a powerful natural isotonic drink. It is sweet, refreshing and in turn has a high mineral component, which alone makes it an excellent drink for athletes.
You can mix coconut water with honey, the juice of other fruits, or simply drink it alone, after doing physical activity.
· 1 cup of coconut water
· ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
· ½ cup banana chunks
· 2 tablespoons of honey
· ½ teaspoon coconut extract
Place all the ingredients in the blender. Blend on high speed until frothy.
It is important that this type of natural isotonic drinks have no side effects or contraindications and can be drunk at any time; However, it is advised that those who suffer from a chronic disease such as diabetes or hypertension, consult their doctor before consuming them.
Blood sugar level will not drop if the sugar in the blood is not properly processed due to, for example, too little insulin being secreted, or resistance to the action of insulin. If blood sugar levels have not decreased several hours after eating on a regular basis, this indicates a susceptibility to diabetes. To avoid this and stay healthy, we should eat types of foods that will not cause a sudden, extreme rise in blood sugar levels.