Unless you're REALLY pushing it, water is really your best option. I mean like doing 3 miles in 24 minutes, type pushing. At which point you'll need the carbs.
The only time I ever actually drink anything like that is if I KNOW I'm dehydrated, such as when I have a hangover. Generally this means I snarf down something with LOTS of B vitamins and maybe some jerky or other very salty snack. Of course I also love OJ and beef jerky when I'm hungover. Go figure. Highs are not a problem in this case, as I'm often fighting lows.
But if I remember correctly, the simplest way to make an 'electrolyte replacement drink' is something like 1/2 teaspoon lite salt (potassium chloride) and 1/2 teaspoon salt (sodium chloride) in a big glass of water.
mapepin (11/12/2009)I was wondering if there is something to drink that replaces electrolytes like Gatorade does but is safe for diabetics? Is there a commercial drink or a recipe? Mike
I sometimes drink the Powerade ZERO brand sports drink. It has zero calories and no carbs. It is full of B vitamins.
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