As it’s heating up, I’m finding that I’m thirsty all of the time. Some days, when it’s hotter than others, it seems that no number of glasses of water can keep me feeling hydrated. Then, if I’m working in the yard or the garden, I can start to feel dehydrated quickly.
Now, I use the term ‘dehydrated’ loosely, because if I was really truly dehydrated I’d typically be experiencing dizziness, fatigue or headaches. Nevertheless, all of this thirstiness got me thinking about how to make a good natural remedy for dehydration.
Everyone has seen or heard of those sports drinks or electrolyte-filled waters and, while I’m sure they prove to be effective for replenishing athlete’s electrolytes, I certainly don’t need to buy overpriced beverages that are essentially not much more than sugar, water and dye.
So, instead, I decided to look for some home remedies for dehydration, how to make a homemade electrolyte drink. Knowing how to make this natural remedy will come in handy when anyone really suffers from dehydration, like due to an illness, and it’s an especially good remedy for small children who can easily become dehydrated when they have diarrhea.
To mix up your own natural remedy for dehydration—that’s as frugal living friendly as it gets—simply combine the following:
½ teaspoon of salt
2-3 tablespoons of sugar (it’s nice with raw sugar)
½ teaspoon of baking soda
1 litre of cool water (sometimes I just fill a large glass with water)
Stir to dissolve and drink this down. A great natural remedy that could come in handy more often than you realize!
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