Our expert says:
I am so glad that your dr recommended electrolytes and that you are now doing so well on the electrolyte mixture. Most sports drinks contain potassium and sodium (electrolytes), so I would suggest that you try out which one agrees best with you (e.g. Powerade, Energade, EnerG, etc) and then use it as you suggest, namely as your high-GI food after exercise like swimming or cycling. Also experiment with having smaller quantities during your exercise because you may need the carbohydrates in the sports drinks to fuel your exercise while you are swimming or cycling and not just afterwards to replenish your glycogen stores in the liver and muscles. Click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'DietDoc's articles' and read articles 4, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 46, to read more about diets for sportsmen and women.
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