The recent thread on riding in high temperature makes me wonder about electrolyte drinks. I haven't been using them very much because of the usually high sugar content and common acidic content, but in this weather I am sweating like the proverbial pig. The gel I was given in my ride the other day seemed to be effective, but it tasted like Hershey's chocolate syrup eaten by the tablespoon. As an ice cream freak I was happy, but I am trying to reduce my sugar intake due to LDL concerns.
Does any one know of effective electrolyte drinks or foods that are not very sugary? Maybe any good home recipes?