Gatorade Contains A Flame Retardant Chemical, Avoid This And Make Your Own Re-Hydrating Electrolyte Drink At Home

Electrolytes are very good if you are working out or performing some strenuous activity as while doing all these activities you excessively sweat and electrolytes are highly necessary for your body. So, most of you like to sip Gatorade or any other sport drink, but you do not know that the other ingredients contained in these beverages reduce the effect of electrolytes. Even though, Gatorade is extremely advertised by many professional athletes claiming that it improves athletic performance, it is simply not true. Gatorade can cause these health issues: fatigue, decreased testosterone level, weight issues, upset stomach, erosion and tooth decay.

Producers promote this beverage as great re-hydrating electrolyte drink, but having in mind what it contains, it can bring only harm to your body, and on the other side producers always put profit at first place.

Gatorade contains:

Brominated Vegetable Oil or otherwise known as flame retardant chemical. It is obtained from soybeans and usually utilized as a supplement to vegetables that contain citrus oils.

Citric Acid, which should have been obtained from fresh fruits like lemon and lime as a preservative, contrary to the fact that it is made of GMO black mold. Likewise, it is advertised to give freshness to your mouth, which is not true, because it is awful for your teeth.

High Fructose Corn Syrup which is made from two to three carbohydrates thusly making it a source of glucose, sucrose and fructose comprised in every sport drink.

“…rapidly become an important causative factor in the development of the metabolic syndrome, a conglomeration of risk factors that greatly elevates the risk of cardiovascular disease and DIABETES. Other research suggests that high dietary fructose consumption contributes to obesity and insulin resistance, encourages kidney stone formation, promotes gout, and is contributing to an upsurge in cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Furthermore, high dietary fructose consumption is associated with increased production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are linked with the complications of diabetes and with the aging process itself.”

Monopotassium Phosphate is a soluble salt utilized as food additive, fertilizer, food additive, fungicide, no need for extra explanation, and we consume it after our daily healthy workout.

Natural Flavors which are none in these beverages, only artificial flavors to enhance the taste of the beverage.

But, do not worry; you can make your own sports drink. Here they are:

Homemade Re-Hydrating Electrolyte Drinks

  1. Sport Drink

  • 2 cups of water
  • half a cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey
  • a dash of Pink Himalayan salt


Put all the ingredients in a food blender and blend until the honey is dissolved. You can make either a half or double dose, it is really up to you, and you can also experiment with flavors. However, bear in mind that citrus fruits, specifically orange, are a good source of electrolytes.

  1. Sport Drink

  •  2 cups of water
  • ¼ cup of lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. of organic honey
  • a dash of Pink Himalayan salt


Again put all the ingredients in a food blender and blend until the honey is dissolved. However, you can also use some elbow grease and blend it by hand. Pour the solution in a tall glass, add few ice cubes, and enjoy the drink.

  1. Sport Drink

  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 1 tbsp. of coconut oil
  • fresh berry puree or fresh berries
  • 2 tbsp. of chia seeds


Include the fruits in the coconut water and leave them to stay during the night. Then blend both the water and the coconut oil. Stir in chia seeds and leave them to soak for 5 minutes. Your drink is ready.

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