I found out something really important after I was well again after having had my gall bladder removed.

I was feeling dehydrated. I knew I needed minerals and electrolytes, but I didn’t want to get a commercial sugar-laced drink. I didn’t know what to do.

So I googled ‘how to make electrolytes,’ and found out that you can make your own hydrating drink simple as pie! All you do is take a quarter teaspoon of sea salt (no iodine) and add it to a cup of water with the juice of half a lemon: voila! Electrolytes! Hydration!

The article I read said that the lemon has nutrients and minerals that we need, and the salt and acidic juice make the right electric charge we need to rejuvenate the system. Cool.

So if you need electrolytes after getting worn down playing sports, getting through an illness or having extreme diarrhoea, this is a home remedy that really works.

It’s not at all bad tasting, and if your body needs electrolytes it will love drinking it. It’s safe for little kids–better, actually, because there isn’t a ton of sugar in it. Sugar upsets the electrolyte balance, weakening it (never mind the other things we already know sugar does to the system).

Disclaimer: No, I am not a doctor or physician. I’m telling you about this because it works for me. If you try it and get hurt in any way, it’s your responsibility, not mine!