My kids would have had this first one covered a DILL PICKLE SHOOTER. You simply open up a jar of dill pickles and pour a shot glass full, chug it down, and if you need to wash it down with whatever you prefer to chase it with. My kids used to wait and watch the pickle jar because they loved drinking pickle juice. Leave it to the kids!
V-8 juice, and Tomato Juice are on the top of my research list for a quick e-lyte pick me up. Both are very salty, both have natural Potassium, and nice little carbohydrate kick (without the sugar). The only problem I forsee with this is keeping me out of the V-8 so I'll have some when I actually need it. I could probably chug a quart in one setting :/
Foods that are naturally high in electrolytes include nuts, fruits and vegetables like broccoli and asparagus. Potassium is naturally found in fresh fruit (cantalope, strawberries, bananas, vegetables, whole grains, and dairy products.
So instead of ingesting those nasty sports drinks there are some alternatives, like a breakfast of oatmeal, and a bowl of cubed melon (pass the salt please). Just prior to ride time chug down a V-8, and carry water bottles to replenish fluid loss on your.
In case a person got stranded it still might be prudent to carry a sports drink on board in case of a long walk out I guess. But I'm sure liking these tasty alternatives for boosting my e-lytes naturally.
Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association