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Backcountry Cuisine: Electrolytes on the Trail

Aaron Zagrodnick

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Aaron Zagrodnick

In the world of sports nutrition, the word “electrolyte” refers to minerals dissolved in the body’s fluids that are lost in perspiration. Those little packets of sweetened electrolyte powder or brand name drinks allegedly offer all you need to replenish lost electrolytes during endurance exercise. But real food is the best nourishment and includes both what you know you need and what you don’t know you need.

Cinny Green talks about keeping electrolyte levels up on the trail utilizing natural foods, Issue 11:

Electrolyte Trail Mix

Issue 11 Page 1

Hiking and Backpacking Electrolyte Trail Mix Recipe

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