We all need seven to eight hours of sleep to get back the energy we lost. But other than that, we also need to stay hydrate, which is very important in keeping our body functioning properly.
For most people, the solution is to drink coffee. While this isn’t bad, it’s not that effective because we eventually suffer from a crash later in the day. Then there are energy drinks, which are useful if we need energy, but they have some negative traits, including the fact that they are loaded with sugar.
Instead of drinking these sugary drinks disguised as healthy beverages, you can make your own electrolyte drink that is refreshing, offers rehydration, and helps keep you focused throughout the day.
- One pinch of cayenne pepper
- One slice of lemon
- Filtered water
This drink has an alkaline-forming effect on the body, thanks to the lemon. This effect helps maintain the healthy pH level of the body. Meanwhile, cayenne pepper improves your energy and even your cardiovascular health. Just combine all the ingredients and drink three to four eight ounces of glasses throughout the day.
- 1 ½ to two cups of water
- ½ cup of orange juice
- ¼ cup of lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
You can also add two tablespoons of honey or natural sugar to make the drink a little sweeter. This homemade drink has high amounts of vitamin C as you can see on the ingredients. Citrus fruits are actually filled with electrolytes, especially oranges.
- ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder
- ¼ teaspoon of cardamom, ground
- One inch of ginger root
- 1 ½ to two teaspoons of honey
- Hot water
You can drink this whenever you want, except at night because it could keep you up. Here’s how to make this energy drink:
- Cut off the ginger into two thin slices.
- Place the slices of ginger in your cup.
- You can use a garlic press to get more juice from the remaining ginger.
- Add turmeric and cardamom into your mug.
- Add honey to taste.
What’s really great about this energy drink is that it doesn’t have caffeine and doesn’t need refined sugar since it uses honey so it tastes really good. Ginger is widely known for its uses in our health, including speeding up metabolism and increasing blood and oxygen circulation. Turmeric is also a healthy spice with so many health benefits, including boosting our energy levels. Finally, there’s cardamom that has medicinal value throughout the years.