Gatorade Contains A Flame Retardant Chemical, Avoid This And Make Your Own Re-Hydrating Electrolyte Drink At Home

People like sipping Gatorade or any other sports drink after working out or while doing a strenuous activity. Electrolytes are good for our sweating bodies, but what you do not know is that the other ingredients decrease the effect of electrolytes.

According to its producers, Gatorade is claimed to improve athletic performance, and many professional athletes promote it to the world. It is not that they care for the well-being of people; it is all about profit.


Gatorade contains:

Brominated Vegetable Oil

It is obtained from soybeans and it is commonly used as an addition to vegetables that contain citrus oils. It is also known as a flame retardant chemical.

Citric Acid

It is supposed to be the acid obtained from fresh citrus fruits like lemons and limes, and it is used as a preservative. But, it is actually made from GMO black mold, not fruits, and it is not fresh. On Gatorade’s official website, they say that the beverage leaves your mouth feeling fresh, but unfortunately it is terrible for your teeth.

Natural Flavors

Products that do not contain fruit juices and spices have natural flavors. Artificial flavors are added to enhance the taste of the beverage.

High Fructose Corn Syrup

It is made from two to three carbohydrates, and it is the source of glucose, sucrose and fructose in any sports drink.

“…rapidly become an important causative factor in the development of the metabolic syndrome, a conglomeration of risk factors that greatly elevates the risk of cardiovascular disease and DIABETES. Other research suggests that high dietary fructose consumption contributes to obesity and insulin resistance, encourages kidney stone formation, promotes gout, and is contributing to an upsurge in cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Furthermore, high dietary fructose consumption is associated with increased production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are linked with the complications of diabetes and with the aging process itself.”

Monopotassium Phosphate

A soluble salt used as a fertilizer, food additive, fungicide… wait, what?

Harmful effects of Gatorade:

  • Erosion and tooth decay
  • Upset stomach
  • Fatigue
  • Weight problems
  • Reduced testosterone level

Make your own sports drink:

Drink Number 1:

  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp organic honey
  • Pink Himalayan salt (a dash)
  • 2 cups water


Toss everything into a food blender and blend until the honey is dissolved. You can halve or double the recipe as you need, and feel free to experiment with flavors. Keep in mind citrus fruits, especially orange, are a good source of electrolytes.

Drink Number 2:

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 tbsp organic honey
  • 2 cups water
  • pink Himalayan salt (a dash)


Toss everything into a food blender and blend until the honey is dissolved, or just use some elbow grease and blend it by hand. Pour yourself a tall glass, drop in a few ice cubes, and enjoy.

Drink Number 3:

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • fresh berry puree or fresh berries
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


Add the fruits in your coconut water and let it rest overnight. Blend the water and coconut oil together. Stir in chia seeds and let them soak in for 5 minutes.

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