On my Healthy Kids site, I have explored “Better Beverages” in detail. The Gold Medal winner? Water!
In Chapter six of Mountain Mantras, I mention the Pour One Out campaign led by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Here is the winning video from that campaign:
Most of the questions I get on beverages are related to sweating in excess of 1 hour (e.g. a hot yoga session, running an excess of 6 miles, etc.). Do we need to load up on electrolytes?
If you are sweating in excess of one hour, the answer is yes. Americans are woefully deficient in magnesium. Other minerals such as potassium, calcium, and even sodium have benefits. It is all about balance. Magnesium should be balanced with calcium and sodium should
As we move into the summer season (and sweating season), I will not be reaching for energy drinks, vitamin water, or even electrolyte water such as Smart Water. I have found a more earth friendly and wallet friendly in the following product.