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Busy, Smart and Strong: Beyond H2O — Healthy hydration!

It’s hot…no question about that! But that doesn’t stop a kid.

They’ll be playing in the pool, playing ball, running, turning somersaults…they stay active no matter what the temperature. And we ply them with Gatorade or Powerade to replenish those important electrolytes they’ve sweated away.

But you do know those sports drinks are loaded with sugar, right? While what they provide is important, there are much better ways for both kids AND adults to get those nutrients — and they’re tasty, too!

Dr. Andrea Purcell N.D., from Portal to Healing Naturopathic Clinic in Scottsdale gives us a few of her healthier options for electrolyte drinks.

Here are the recipes:

Celery Juice:
Juice together 1 cup celery, 1 cup apple juice, 1/4 cup lemon juice.

Delicious! The celery has natural electrolytes.

Natural Limeade:
Real lime juice, cane sugar (Dr. Purcell uses real maple syrup or honey) and water. Then add a touch of salt for electrolytes. Mix to taste.

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