Water ?? Plus??

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Pork Chop, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop Member

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    I was just curious with all this hot steamy weather upon us, what kind of magical elixers that you all consume besides plain H2O. Anything like a homemade powerade?? I generally eat alot of pickles and i generally consume at least a gallon of water a day.

    Pork Chop
     
  2. Helena

    Helena Well-Known Member

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    I can see drinking water..the best for you !! But what do the pickles do for you ?? I would think they would make you thirsty...and drink more water...!!! Do you know something we don't know about pickles !!??
     

  3. moonwolf

    moonwolf Well-Known Member

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    Plain pure water is the best without any sugars added.
    A sqeeze of lemon occasionally is good.
    Consumption based on the body's evaporation. So, if you sweat out a lot, drink more and often to avoid dehydration.
     
  4. Fire-Man

    Fire-Man Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well this is easy--------I start out in the AM with a big cup of coffee, then I switch to pepsi on Ice(insulated cup w/lid) all day long----lots of pepsi, then I end my day----You guessed it---with another 20oz cup of coffee, go to bed. When I dye---my tumb stone might look like a pepsi bottle or can--with a coffee cup setting on it---LOL. Randy

    PS Wondering about them pickles though!!
     
  5. Lavender Blue

    Lavender Blue Graduated Homeschool Mom

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    I'm thinking the pickles would be for the salt.

    Used to be that in a workplace where people sweated a lot, salt tablets were made available near the drinking water.
     
  6. GrannyG

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    Sun tea with a sprig of mint. :)
     
  7. Mid Tn Mama

    Mid Tn Mama Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The pickles make sense because of the salt. Gatorade contains salt. I tried making home made powerade but the kids didn't like it--I still want to fiddle with the recipe. Why pay for something you can make for pennies? My recipe was koolaid with sugar and a tiny bit of salt.
     
  8. Highground

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    My recipe was koolaid with sugar and a tiny bit of salt.

    MIX:

    1 qt. water
    1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
    1/2 teaspoon table salt
    3 to 4 tablespoons sugar
    Flavor with pedialite.
     
  9. cabe

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    We make tea like you would for ice tea , but we do not add sugar.At the time of drinking we add some lemon juice, or lime, and lots of ice .It really refreshes you , and the caffiene dont hurt either :D Marty.
     
  10. Pony

    Pony STILL not Alice Supporter

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    We drink a lot of sun tea. If we're really working hard out there, we drink water to which I've added a bit of salt, a touch of sugar, just enough to barely taste it.

    We're praying for rain up here. It's so dry! I know others have been socked with rain, but man! We heard a little thunder yesterday and got so excited over ... nothing. Not a drop came from the sky.

    I'll be out mulching today.

    Pony!
     
  11. blazingguns

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    Gateraide (sp) for me!!!!
     
  12. FolioMark

    FolioMark In Remembrance

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    I stick to water and iced tea and sometimes tonic water ( no gin) but I can see the good of pickles. The salt would help to restore your body salts lost by evaporation and cucumbers are full of potassium another electrolyte. And vinegar would clean the palate and get rid of that nasty dry taste.

    My grandpa used to talk about Switchel which was a drink they used to take to the hayfields. he said it was the best thing for curing a thirst in hot weather. Heres a recipe. Sounds to me like a cross between pickle juice and homemade ginger ale.

    Switchel (Haymakers Drink)


    Ingredients
    3-1/2 quarts pure water
    1 cup molasses
    1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
    1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
    1 to 2 Tablespoons ground ginger

    Put in a stone jug and keep it cool.
     
  13. CraftyDiva

    CraftyDiva Is anybody here?

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    Just saw something on the "Boob Tube" about these sport drinks on the market these days. Seems a runner had developed sensitive teeth to cold, saw his dentist about it and was told that the sport drinks he was consuming were eating away the enamel on his teeth. He was told to either drink it thru a straw or rinse his mouth after drinking it. I guess it's the salt in the drink doing it. So you might want to be a little careful about consuming salt added liquides, just a head's up!
     
  14. ellebeaux

    ellebeaux Well-Known Member

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    There's a naturopathic drink called the 'Master Blend'. I'm not sure if it's originally from Ayurvedic medicine or what but it's really good. In fact, I had some this morning myself.

    distilled or spring water
    squeezed juice from 1/2 lemon
    1 teaspoon maple syrup
    1 teaspoon (or less!) cayenne pepper

    Drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

    It's very very refreshing, I know it sounds scary but give it a try...

    Beaux
     
  15. caberjim

    caberjim Stableboy III

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    very little beats a good old glass of water.
     
  16. sheep tamer

    sheep tamer former HT member

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    A real thirst quencher IMO is a fruity herbal
    iced tea with just a bit of honey...which
    boosts up energy without the sugar let down.
    Our favorites are Peppermint, and a couple
    by Celestial Seasonings: Kiwi Strawberry,
    Raspberry Zinger and Lemon Zinger.

    Kids really like the fruity ones, which have
    a color that delights them...LOTS healthier
    than Koolaid, Moms. :)
     
  17. .Marie.

    .Marie. Registered Human

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    Frozen grapes.

    I freeze them spread out on a cookie sheet so they don't form a clump, then pack them into snack-size baggies. White grapes can be a bit sour sometimes, so I prefer the red ones. Very refreshing.

    -M.
     
  18. kesoaps

    kesoaps Well-Known Member

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    Nothing healthier than a glass of water!

    Of course...I'll also have a Pepsi logo on my tombstone :haha: (Please fill the drip IV...)