Now this doesn’t mean you should always reach for a sugar-packed processed electrolyte drink. Instead, call upon natural sources of electrolytes like unflavored coconut water, Cording recommends.
You can also make your own electrolyte beverage by adding a little citrus juice, salt, and baking soda to water, along with any add-ins you like such as herbs or spices, she says. If you crave extra sweetness, add some maple syrup or honey.
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If you prefer an electrolyte-rich snack, have a slice of watermelon sprinkled with salt, chili pepper, and lime juice, Moon says.
Just know that while you may not need electrolyte supplements daily, it is important to have them on hand for times of excess sweating, alcohol consumption, or other causes of dehydration.