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I'm trying to develop a recipe for homemade sport drink as Gaterade and the like contains unhealthy and/or unnecessary ingredients that I dislike. I found a base recipe I'd like to work with to variate and tweak: http://wellnessmama.com/2575/natural-sports-drink/ . Is there any obvious aspects in this recipe that need modification and/or can be improved? One particular question is if the tea liquid will be chemically reactive to the calcium tablets and be health-wise unviable? The goal is to make the drink all at home and let it be healthy and well suited for drinking during performing sports.

closed as unclear what you're asking by user18453, KatieK, rumtscho Jul 18 '14 at 17:20

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  • Can you be more specific? This is a food and cooking site, not a nutritional site, so if you're asking about nutritional benefits that's off topic. And if you're asking how to make it taste better, that's pretty subjective and wide-open, and we don't take questions like that either. – Cascabel Jul 17 '14 at 19:50
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    Where's the potassium coming from in that recipe? Gatorade requires 14g sugar, 110mg sodium and 30mg potassium per 8 oz: instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Damn-Sports-Drink/step2/… -No Calcium need apply. I just make up a 20X stock of the two salts, then mix 150 ml up w a pack of Koolaid (any flavor) and water to 3 quarts. Tot of 1/4 cup Sugar, or Stevia as desired to make it more palatable. – Wayfaring Stranger Jul 17 '14 at 20:42
  • I put your question on hold, because it isn't clear what you want to change in the drink (or not change). As the question stands, it already had attracted a nutrition based topic. If you edit the question to tell us what you are trying to achieve, and it is a culinary (not nutritional) goal, we can reopen so you can get answers about tweaking the recipe. – rumtscho Jul 18 '14 at 17:23
  • Detaching nutrition from cooking seems hard. But I'll try. – qazwsx Jul 18 '14 at 18:36
  • In many cases, detaching nutrition from cooking is not hard. But I think that the problem here is that your question is in its core a nutrition question and not a cooking one. You want to know what makes your drink healthy, and taste is a secondary consideration. But we cannot tell you what makes the drink healthy, and therefore it is off topic for the site :( – rumtscho Jul 21 '14 at 22:04
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This recipe is essentially sugar and salt added to a "normal drink," so the rest of the recipe ought to be fine assuming good quality ingredients.

  • Sorry, but we have a policy to not discuss nutrition here. Your ideas about calcium absorption might be correct, but they are off topic, so I have to remove that part of the answer. The simplest rule is: if it is about human physiology, it is off topic. – rumtscho Jul 18 '14 at 17:19

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