How to Make Electrolyte Water With Salt & Sugar

by Ryan Fergerson ; Updated September 28, 2017

Electrolytes help the body prevent dehydration.

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Making an electrolyte water at home with sugar and salt is not difficult to do, but you must be precise with your measurements to allow for the most beneficial and effective drink. In addition to water, salt and sugar, you'll need some baking soda and a salt substitute such as Morton Lite Salt, AlsoSalt or NoSalt. To avoid any health complications, carefully read the warning label on the salt substitute product you purchase.

Measure all ingredients precisely before mixing.

Pour the salt, salt substitute, sugar and baking soda mixture into the liter of drinking water.

Apply the cap, shake well and refrigerate.

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Based in Austin, Ryan Fergerson has been writing about the art and music scene since 2001. His online articles cover photography and other topics. Fergerson graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in English.