16 April 2010

Food Friday - Hydration redux

Today's tip is a quick and easy one.  I don't remember where I first heard or read about it. 

Hydration/energy drinks are great when you are riding, but they can be expensive. 

Gatorade and Powerade are cheap, but they are lacking in sodium (they only have 25 mg/serving).

What you do is buy a can of powdered Gatorade mix, and when you mix up a bottle to take on your ride, add  about 1/8 tsp of salt to the bottle.  That will give you the necessary sodium to replenish what you are loosing through perspiration.

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