Electrolyte drinks are needed to replace fluids after diarrhea, vomiting and certain injuries.
Such a simple solution could save lives during disasters such as the one currently going on in Haiti.
Here's a simple recipe:
ELECTROLYTE AND FLUID REPLACEMENT
One teaspoon of "Lite Salt" (by Morton, 1/2 iodized potassium chloride, 1/2 sodium chloride in a blue cylinder)
1/3 teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate),
10 teaspoons of table sugar (sucrose),
one quart of water.
*Juice from one fresh lemon (natural electrolytes)
*Cup of water
*2 flat tablespoons of sea salt
Stir and drink.