Tiffany’s beauty secret is out! It’s electrolytes. Not expensive facials or luxe serums, but affordable electrolyte drinks rich in minerals for the body. That’s how she glows from within. If you want a naturally radiant complexion that can rival hers, read on as we go over the best electrolyte drinks in Singapore, including homemade recipes!
What are electrolytes?
Electrolytes are electrically-charged minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, chloride, and bicarbonate. These electrolytes each carry different functions in the body. For instance, potassium regulates muscle contractions and maintains proper cell and tissue function, while magnesium enhances immunity and regulates blood sugar levels. Phosphorus helps with tissue repair, and sodium regulates blood pressure.
According to Dermascope, electrolyte imbalances can lead to dehydrated skin. While electrolytes are not a miracle ingredient that will make you wake up to an instant glow, maintaining a balanced diet with sufficient electrolytes will certainly make a difference in skin radiance. In addition, fatigue, nausea, and muscle cramps are also signs that your body is low on electrolytes.
What are the best ways to replenish electrolytes?
Electrolytes can be replenished with a healthy, balanced diet. For example, bananas, avocados, and tomatoes are rich in potassium. Dark, leafy vegetables and beans are rich in magnesium, and spinach is rich in bicarbonate.
However, if you are not eating enough electrolyte-rich foods on your day-to-day, you can replenish your body with electrolyte drinks. This is especially so for those who do intense workouts, as perspiration can lead to dehydration. Similarly, you can drink more electrolytes when you have diarrhoea or when you’re ill. Do be careful when choosing your electrolyte drink, though, as some are high in sugar or use artificial flavouring. As much as possible, go for electrolyte drinks that are natural. For example, mineral water and coconut water are both rich in electrolytes. You can also opt for isotonic drinks with low or zero sugar, or electrolyte tablets and powder for optimal hydration.
Is it ok to drink electrolytes everyday?
As the adage goes, “everything in moderation”. Too much of any minerals can have adverse effects such as sodium leading to high blood pressure. However, a cup or two of an electrolyte drink every day is okay, unless you have health conditions and your doctor recommends otherwise. That said, we highly recommend incorporating exercise alongside electrolytes to avoid having an overload. For a more specific guideline, below is the recommended amount of each electrolyte for the average person from MedicalNewsToday.
|Electrolyte||Recommended daily intake (mg)||Recommended daily intake for those between 50 – 70 years old (mg)|
|Magnesium||420 for men, 320 for women||–|
Best electrolyte drinks in Singapore: coconut water
Coconut water is one of the best ways to replenish electrolytes as they are au naturel. There are no additional ingredients and additives and it is rich in sodium, potassium, and manganese. This makes it a healthy choice that’s great for rehydration. While you can get it straight from a fresh coconut, those who want an on-the-go drink can opt for the best coconut water brands in Singapore below.
1. UFC Coconut Water
UFC Coconut Water (available on Shopee Supermarket) is one of the best-reviewed bottled coconut water in Singapore, as it is 100% natural and tastes the closest to how it tastes from the fruit. There’s no added sugar, colours, or flavours, which makes it one of the best electrolyte drinks that’s both healthy and convenient. UFC coconut water is also one of the most wallet-friendly options, so you can stock it up without feeling that much of a pinch!
Made purely from Thai coconut water, Cocomax Coconut Water (available on Shopee Supermarket) is another option rated to be one of the best electrolyte drinks in Singapore. The Cocomax Coconut Water tastes slightly richer and sweeter compared to other brands on the market, which might be due to the type of coconut water used. If you love coconut flesh, you can also try the Cocomax Coconut Water with Pressed Coconut (available on Shopee Supermarket)!
3. Coco Plus Fresh Coconut Water
Coco Plus Coconut Water (available on Shopee Supermarket) might not be as well-known, but it’s also a highly-reviewed brand. As one of the best coconut waters in Singapore, the Coco Plus Coconut Water offers a fresh fragrance and natural sweetness that’s perfect for a midday pick-me-up. Love Mr Coconut? Get the best coconut waters in Singapore and try out this coconut shake recipe at home to satisfy your cravings!
4. ZICO Coconut Water
If you care about sustainability, the Zico Coconut Water (available on Shopee Supermarket) will be right up your alley. It is fair trade certified, which means that the product is ethically produced and of high quality. The Zico Coconut Water is also made from pure coconut water with no added ingredients, so you can enjoy it guilt-free!
5. Yeo’s 100% Coconut Water
Yeo’s is a brand that’s no stranger to Singaporeans, and we’re all too familiar with their packet drinks like Yeo’s chrysanthemum tea. They’ve also joined in with their own bottled coconut water, which is easily one of the best in Singapore. The Yeo’s Coconut Water (available on Shopee Supermarket) is affordable, and tastes great as well! If you’re looking for the best electrolyte drink that’s easy on the wallet, Yeo’s Coconut Water is definitely one of the options.
Best electrolyte drinks: fruit juice
If you want to replenish electrolytes in your body naturally, incorporate fruit juices that are rich in minerals in your diet. Watermelons are 92% water, but they’re known to pack a punch when it comes to electrolytes. It is rich in potassium, and vitamin A and C, so you’ll definitely be reaping health benefits from a cup of watermelon juice.
6. Watermelon juice
The best electrolyte drink is one that’s natural, and watermelon juice fits the bill. Fan of the UFC Coconut Water? Give the UFC Watermelon Water (available on Shopee Supermarket) a try. It’s made from Thai watermelons with just the right amount of sweetness – no sugar added. Alternatively, if you don’t mind the hassle, you can make your own watermelon juice with fresh watermelon and the best blenders in Singapore!
Best electrolyte drinks: isotonic drinks
Isotonic drinks, also commonly referred to as sports drinks, are a great source of electrolytes for athletes. They help to quickly replenish lost fluids from the sweat party after an intense workout as they contain concentrations of salt and sugar to re-energise you. However, those who lead a more sedentary lifestyle have to take caution with their intake, as many isotonic drinks contain sugar which can lead to weight gain.
7. 100 Plus
Nothing quite beats chugging down some good ol’ 100 Plus after running a marathon. It’s one of the best isotonic drinks in Singapore that is rich in electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, calcium, chloride, and phosphate. If you want to avoid sugar, we recommend opting for the 100 Plus Zero (available on Shopee Supermarket) that is sugar-free. It has a light formula that just refreshes and hydrates instantly!
8. Pocari Sweat
If you prefer non-carbonated drinks, Pocari Sweat (available on Shopee Supermarket) is one of the best isotonic drinks in Singapore for you. It’s easy to drink with a mild flavour, and helps to hydrate the body and supply ions to maintain a good balance of electrolytes. Pocari Sweat is also easily absorbed by the body, which is why it is one of the best electrolyte drinks in Singapore for both sports and for those who just recovered from food poisoning.
H-Two-O is another classic isotonic drink that is one of the best ways to replenish electrolytes in Singapore! Whether it’s after an intense workout or when you’re recovering from a bad stomach, this drink will give your body the boost of minerals it needs. The H-Two-O Isotonic Original is non-carbonated, but if you love a fizz, go for the H-Two-O Isotonic Sparkling Original (both available on Shopee Supermarket) for that extra zing!
10. Pokka Isoplenish
Pokka might mostly be associated with drinks like green tea and not sports drinks. However, they’ve recently launched their very own isotonic drink – the Pokka Isoplenish (available on To Provide Mini Mart). It contains amino acids which help with recovery from fatigue, and citric acids that promote better blood circulation. The Pokka Isoplenish also contains four essential electrolytes – sodium, potassium, calcium, and chloride for optimal rejuvenation. That’s why it is one of the best isotonic drinks in Singapore!
11. Prime Hydration Drink
We can’t write a list about the best electrolyte drinks without mentioning the Prime Hydration Drink (available on kanko_sg). It’s a drink created by YouTuber and professional wrestler Logan Paul and KSI. They’ve faced each other in the boxing ring and now, they’re on the same team with their creation – the Prime hydration drink. This best electrolyte drink contains 10% coconut water, antioxidants, B vitamins, and of course, electrolytes. It also comes in flavours like tropical punch and lemon lime to suit different preferences!
Best electrolyte drinks: tablet-infused water
Just like vitamin C, electrolytes come in tablet and powder form too! They are portable and convenient for hydrating on-the-go, and you can make yourself the best electrolyte drinks just by popping it in water. However, do take note of the ingredient lists, as you’d want to avoid additives or caffeine.
12. Nuun Electrolyte Tablets
Tasty and hydrating, it’s not hard to see why the Nuun Electrolyte Tablets (available on Shopee Supermarket) is one of the best electrolyte drinks in Singapore! It comes in a myriad of flavours like Lemon Lime and Fruit Punch, which have received glowing reviews. If you’re worried about sugar content, each Nuun Electrolyte Tablet contains less than 1g of sugar, so you can consume them without worry!
13. Science in Sport Electrolyte Tablets
Known for their scientifically formulated sports nutrition products, Science in Sport is a brand you can trust when it comes to the best electrolyte drinks in Singapore. The Science in Sport Hydro Electrolyte Tablets (available on Shopee Supermarket) was developed for the British sailing team in preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics to keep them hydrated during the competition. For those who go for runs or head to 24 hour gyms in Singapore, give the Science in Sport Hydro Electrolyte Tablets a try to enjoy optimal hydration during your workouts!
Best homemade electrolyte drink recipes
14. Classic homemade electrolyte recipe
Want something that can rival cult-favourite electrolyte drinks like Pedialyte? This homemade electrolyte drink recipe sure can. It’s also a recipe that can remedy cold and fevers, as it is jam-packed with goodies like vitamin C and minerals. This homemade electrolyte drink is also super easy to make – you don’t even need a blender!
Prep time: 5 minutes
- ½ a lemon
- 2 tsp honey
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 2 cups water
- Juice the lemon into a mason jar
- Add in raw honey, sea salt (both available on Shopee Supermarket), and water
- Mix well, refrigerate, and enjoy it chilled!
15. Homemade electrolyte smoothie recipe
For a more filling homemade electrolyte drink that you can have for breakfast or before gym, we recommend this strawberry banana smoothie recipe! Strawberries and bananas are both rich in potassium. The pink fruit is also known for its antioxidant properties, which is even better if you’re looking to reap benefits for the skin. Plus, there’s nothing not to love about the smoothie’s sweet, tangy, and creamy taste!
Prep time: 5 minutes
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1 banana, frozen
- ½ cup milk of choice
- ½ cup Greek yoghurt
- Cut strawberries into halves and bananas into quarters
- Add the chopped fruits, milk, and Greek yoghurt into a blender and blend until smooth.
Achieve dewy skin with the best electrolyte drinks in Singapore
From coconut water to isotonic drinks, take your pick on the best electrolyte drinks in Singapore to boost your complexion and improve overall health! Psst, get them online on Shopee Supermarket and have them delivered to your doorstep! And remember, hydration is key – so don’t forget to drink lots of water as well. With the best water bottles and best water dispensers, drinking up can’t get more convenient!
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