Sports drinks are popular for refueling and replenishing carbohydrates for energy and electrolytes (primarily potassium and sodium) to replace losses in sweat. They are delicious and can come in handy during athletic events. There are some cons however. SUGAR, additives, artificial colors and flavorings. But they came out with G2!! Yes its lower in calories but replaced by artificial sweeteners such as sucralose/splenda and acesulfame K. These artificial sweeteners can lead to GI distress, bloating, upset stomach and headache. Below is a recipe to create your own if you'd like.
juice from 3-4 oranges (should yield approximately 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice)
juice from 1/2 a fresh lemon
6 oz. (3/4 cup) coconut water
pinch of sea salt (or approximately 1/16 tsp)
If you don't have any fresh oranges or lemons you can use store bought juice. Be sure to have the juices with no added sugar!! Refrigerate, stir and enjoy.