When the weather heats up, do you reach for a special drink to replenish electrolytes? If so, which do you prefer--something natural like coconut water, or a more commercial product such as Gatorade. Why do you think it's important? Or why do you not bother?
Electrolytes are essential to well being, in very hot weather.
Dehydration is a serious problem with health.
I will buy any, if I need too.It's a matter of getting it into you...and feeling better.
Young children are very much at risk, good idea to carry some in the car in a cooler bag. Same go's for older people.
Yeah, you do have to watch dehydration with little ones. I found breastfeeding an awesome safety net in that respect as it meant I have always had something on hand for them to drink that will rehydrate them and give them energy. Might consider carrying some electrolyte powder now they're getting older.
I do. Electrolyte drinks make me feel more energetic in hot weather. I used to go for things like Gatorade until I discovered coconut water. Now I prefer the coconut water and actually crave it in really hot weather.
Sometimes I use a powdered electrolyte drink you mix with water, but only if it's really hot or I'm dehydrated for other reasons (eg. menstuating and lactating) and it does help if I am starting to get a headache from dehydration. Mainly though I just try to drink heaps of water.
I've heard a lot of hype about coconut water but have never tried it. What's supposed to be so great about it?