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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

WEDNESDAY - Recipe Day

If you had a family member who had serious diarrhea, or was dehydrated for some other reason, do you know how to replace the fluids and electrolytes in their body?

This is a recipe for Pedialyte:
one-half teaspoon table salt
one-half teaspoon potassium chloride (lite salt)
one-half teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoons sugar dissolved in 1 liter (a little over a quart) of water

The above is the recipe for homemade Pedialyte, taken from Web M.D.
Unsweetened (NO SUGAR!!) Kool-Aid can also be added to this, to making it a tad more palatable to children.
Do NOT add sweetened Kool-Aid, this adds too much sugar, and makes the very exact balance of salts and sugar off.

This recipe is a really good thing to have on hand. You can measure all the dry ingredients and store them all in a one liter bottle (dry). Then if you need it, in an emergency, just add clean water, shake the bottle well, and use. Great thing for 72 hour kits. You can also mix up several batches of it, put in zip lock baggies, and store in a one liter bottle (dry). That way, it's all ready for emergency use.This recipe works to re hydrate animals as well...just don't add Kool-Aid to theirs.

1 comment:

rosarychaplet said...

Thank you for this topic. Great ideas.