Having Fun in the Sun? Be Sure to Stay HYDRATED!

June 15, 2011 at 9:33 am Leave a comment

As summer time rolls around you may spend a great deal of time outdoors. It is important to keep hydrated, not only for blood sugar control, but for your overall health as well. Drinking plain water can get boring after a while, but try this list of beverages that you can have to stay hydrated without affecting your blood sugars.

  • Gatorade 2
  • Crystal Light
  • Sparkling Water w/ Crystal Light
  • Unsweetened Tea
  • Diet soda (caffeine free)

 Also, try making your own low-carbohydrate beverage. Below is one recipe that contains the electrolytes needed to replenish your body:

How to Make Low-Carb Sports Drink

It turns out that two tablespoons of lemon juice contain almost exactly the amount of potassium in 8 oz of a typical sports drink. So, if you want to make your own low-carb sports drink, it’s quite easy. Just mix together:

1 cup (8 oz) water (not carbonated)

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

small pinch of salt

Flavoring and sweetener to taste

Flavoring Ideas:

Crystal Light Drink Mix

Unsweetened Kool Aid (with sugar substitute to taste)

Sugar-Free Flavored Syrups such as Da Vinci or Torino

 www.lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/beverages/a/sportsdrink

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