Honey-sweetened Electrolyte Drinks: A Natural Alternative to Sports Drinks

March 08, 2023

Honey electrolyte sports beverage - the healthy alternative to post workout beverages

Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts looking to replenish their electrolytes after a workout reach for ready to use sports drinks, like those available at a local convenience store. However, these drinks are often loaded with added sugars, artificial flavours and colours, and other unpronounceable ingredients – making them a less-than-ideal choice if you are looking to maintain a healthy diet. Fortunately, making your own electrolyte drinks with raw, organic honey can be a great (and easy) alternative. Here are a few reasons why:

1. Provides natural energy

Many commercial sports drinks are loaded with added sugars, which can lead to a host of health problems over time. In addition, these drinks often contain artificial flavours and colours, which can also have negative effects on your health. Raw honey is a natural energy booster, which makes it an ideal food for athletes, having a lower glycemic index (GI) compared to sugar, which means it is absorbed into the bloodstream at a slower rate, providing sustained energy over a longer period of time.

2. Natural source of electrolytes.

Raw honey is a great source of natural electrolytes which are essential for maintaining proper hydration and supporting optimal bodily function. Raw honey contains a variety of minerals, including potassium, magnesium, and calcium, which are all important electrolytes that can help you stay hydrated and energized during your workouts.

3. Abundance of antioxidants

Organic raw honey is an excellent source of antioxidants, which helps to protect the body from oxidative stress. Antioxidants are essential for athletes as they help to reduce inflammation and promote faster recovery after intense workouts. Our honey has two times more antioxidants than Manuka honey and 4 to 5 times more than agricultural honeys.

4. Helps promote better sleep

Organic raw honey helps your brain release melatonin and has been shown to promote better sleep since it is crucial for athletes and anyone trying to be healthy. Adequate sleep is essential for muscle recovery and overall health.

5. Tastes great

Finally, when you make your own electrolyte drinks, you have the freedom to customize the flavour to your liking. You can experiment with different combinations of fruits, herbs, and other natural ingredients to create a drink that suits your taste preferences perfectly.

So, next time you're looking to replenish your electrolytes after a workout, consider making your own electrolyte drink using healthy raw honey. Your body will thank you for it!

Click the link below for our recipe for a replenishing and healthy electrolyte beverage.


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