Sports drinks high in sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium can help retain fluids, and proper fluid balance contributes to optimal performance. Sodium is the most important electrolyte to monitor during training.
Look for an electrolyte powder that has natural sweeteners and is low in sugar. Sugar will only increase the number of calories within the drink and this can be problematic for those who are also looking to lose weight.
Bottom line: Gatorade = more sugar, Pedialyte = more electrolytes. Both drinks offer sugar-free versions, but generally Gatorade has a lot more sugar than Pedialyte, which can be good if you're engaging in intense exercise. Many Pedialyte drinks offer more electrolytes than their Gatorade counterparts.
Staying hydrated is so important on a daily basis, but even more so when it's hot and kids are so active! I've written a post about hydration here before because it's just so important. Anyway, moving on, Hydralyte have released a whole bunch of Electrolyte products for rehydration that you can use everyday.
Is it OK to drink electrolytes every day? You can drink electrolytes every day (or choose to consume a supplement instead). This is especially necessary if you exercise and/or sweat often. Electrolytes will help replace minerals, such as sodium, magnesium, and potassium, that are lost when you sweat or get sick.
Electrolyte drinks are beneficial to pretty much everyone, but they're particularly helpful for seniors who are at a greater risk for dehydration and may struggle to get adequate electrolytes from food sources, such as leafy greens, fruit, meat, nuts, and legumes.
Watermelon - Just like cucumber, watermelon in 90% water, which, mixed with natural sugars and potassium, makes it one of the best electrolytes-rich foods to include in your diet.
But just like anything, too many electrolytes can be unhealthy: Too much sodium, formally referred to as hypernatremia, can cause dizziness, vomiting, and diarrhea. Too much potassium, known as hyperkalemia, can impact your kidney function and cause heart arrhythmia, nausea, and an irregular pulse.
Yes, lemon water naturally contains more electrolytes. Usually, they are a good source of potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
Sodium chloride is a strong electrolyte.
Strong Electrolyte Examples
HCl (hydrochloric acid), H2SO4 (sulfuric acid), NaOH (sodium hydroxide) and KOH (potassium hydroxide) are all strong electrolytes.
If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: inability to keep fluids in the stomach (for example, due to vomiting that is severe or doesn't stop), difficulty urinating, intestinal blockage.
But Hydralyte isn't a replacement for water. On the contrary, it's a product that's been scientifically formulated to help you rapidly rehydrate once you're already experiencing the symptoms of dehydration. You should always aim to drink 8 to 10 glasses of water each day.
Hydralyte is a global leader in delivering clinical hydration. With up to 75% less sugar and 4x the electrolytes compared to leading sports drinks, Hydralyte's formulation is based on the World Health Organization criteria for rapid and effective rehydration and is recommended by medical professionals around the world.
Cherry, watermelon and orange juice are good sources of electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium and phosphorus, says Lisa Jones, a registered dietitian based in Philadelphia. “One hundred percent fruit juice also contributes high amounts of vitamins and antioxidants,” Jones says.