Living in Las Vegas in the dry heat, it is very important to stay well hydrated. I drink several bottles of water a day. I was never a Gatorade person until I ended up with heatstroke after being out riding my motorcycle one day and ended up getting really sick and almost passing out. I was drinking water, but was sweating out all the potassium from my body. With all the D we experience, electrolytes are extremely important, and I can now tell when my body needs electrolytes and try to drink a bottle of Gatorade every day. I am NOT a huge Gatorade fan because for some reason, they all taste salty to me. Finally settled on the grape one since it kinda taste like grape Kool-aid.
My kids brought home a drink the other day that I had seen, but never tried. He said, "Mom, you should try this, it has vitamin C, a lot of B vitamins, and electrolytes." They have lots of different flavors, but my favorite was called Multi-V which taste like lemonade. Very refreshing on those hot summer days! This company also make Smart water, which is water with electrolytes in it. I have had this also, but I'm not crazy about it. To me, it's 'thicker' than regular water and I just can't get used to that.
Just wanted you to know that there are alternatives to Gatorade and Pedialyte! They have it in regular and Vitaminwater zero, which has zero calories.
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.
Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.
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