Sometimes the simpler things ARE best!
A new study in JAMA shows that half strength apple juice (diluted apple juice) was MORE effective than special (more expensive) electrolyte replacement mixes.
Children studied were aged 6 to 60 months with gastroenteritis (nausea and vomiting) and minimal dehydration. Fewer kids with apple juice required IV fluid therapy – 2.5% vs 9.0% with expensive electrolyte solutions. The goal was to receive 5mL (1 tsp) every 2-5 mins, with a total volume of 2 liters consumed.