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How Water and Electrolytes Work Together

How Water and Electrolytes Work Together

You have probably seen it a million times – a group of rugged (yet highly stylish) athletes running in slow motion, covered in vibrant red and orange sweat while some song designed to get you amped-up blasts in the background and “inspiring” quotes flash across the screen. The message is blatantly clear – to be a better athlete you need to stay hydrated and replenish your electrolytes. And the only way to do this, our advertisement assures us, is through some purple, red, or orange fruit drink. There is a reason behind all of the special effects, music, and slow motion coolness though – to hide the half-truth these sports drink companies are trying to sell you. In truth, you don’t need a fancy sports drink to replace those lost electrolytes – regular food and water is all you really need. Read the rest of “”