Iulia Linnea (iulia_linnea) wrote,
Iulia Linnea
iulia_linnea

DIY Pedialyte and thank you, delphipsmith!

Sodium, potassium, and water—these are what one needs in an electrolyte solution during an illness or after heavy exercise. One could spend $4.99 on a liter of, say, Mixed Fruit Pedialyte (with all its artificial additives that make it taste like unnatural, fruit-like ass), or one could shake up the following ingredients in a bottle and take a glass of it without gagging or gouging one's wallet:

2 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups orange juice (I use a no-pulp/low-acid orange juice)
1/4 teaspoon salt

MFP, 8 oz: 25 calories, 240 mg sodium, 180 mg potassium, 6.0 g carbohydrate, and 6.0 g sugars.
DIY, 8 oz: 42 calories, 152 mg sodium, 188 mg potassium, 9.7 g carbohydrate, and 7.8 g sugars.

MFP is approximately $1.25 per serving; the DIY version is about 14¢, yes, cents, per serving! How's that for simple and inexpensive?

~*~

delphipsmith! The book arrived. Thank you so much! I'll let you know what I think of it once I've read it. :D

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