Currently in the testing phase at Sherbrooke, Goulet says, sodium-induced hyperhydration--essentially, drinking lightly salted water in the several hours preceding hot weather exercise--is clearly showing that it produces as good if not better results than glycerol-induced hyperhydration. The biggest trick, Goulet concedes, is making the substance palatable. For his trials, Goulet had the salt water ( just over ¼ teaspoon of table salt per cup) blended with Crystal Light and served at roughly 35 degrees, but adds, "You have to find what works best for you."
In case you missed it, check out
Is Chicken Noodle Soup Better Than Sports Drink? that I posted back in Nov 2009.
Occasionally I mix up some vegetables, seaweed, kidney beans, and chicken with miso paste and hot water in the morning before running.