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When choosing a drink to reload those electrolyte levels, check out the nutrition levels for additives such as high fructose corn syrup, glucose, fructose, sweeteners and dyes. If these types of sports drinks aren’t for you, try looking for water with added electrolyte at your local grocery store. The five most important electrolytes to an athlete are sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and magnesium.If you are sick and tired of drinking your electrolytes, there are many foods that contain specific vitamins and minerals that can offer the same amount as certain drinks can. Dark green vegetables can provide magnesium, salt provides both sodium and chloride, fruits such as cantaloupe and bananas are very high in potassium, avocados, spinach and sweet potatoes are also high in potassium, and certain dairy products provide abundant amounts of calcium.

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