Make a sports drink out of coconut water
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Coconut water contains natural electrolytes including potassium and sodium, which are key nutrients in replenishing and rehydrating your body. Electrolytes are also critical to proper nerve and muscle function, which is why athletes drink them in sports drinks like Gatorade. But sports drinks contain unnecessary sugar, calories, and artificial dyes. Instead of grabbing a Gatorade, try adding 1 cup of coconut water with 1 cup of your favorite fresh-squeezed juice (and a dash of raw honey if you like it sweet) for a homemade and all natural sports drink. (You can get two servings out of it.) These are signs you might be dehydrated.
Freeze hydrating pops
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Turn this classic summer treat into a tool to refuel and rehydrate. Blend or juice some hydrating ingredients like watermelon (which contains more than 90 percent water) and lemon juice (an excellent source of potassium). Then fill Popsicle molds and freeze for about an hour. You can even add coconut water for an added boost of electrolytes, and raw honey for a touch of sweetness. Try this delicious cantaloupe ice pop recipe.