Do you sweat? Then you want to read this!
During the summer we tend to sweat more often, so you do not get dehydrated make sure you are replenishing your electrolytes.
If you’re feeling a little woozy or experiencing muscles cramps after a sweaty workout, your electrolyte levels may be out of whack. Electrolytes are essential nutrients that help maintain fluid balance. They also conduct electrical activity in your body and are responsible for muscle contractions and neural activity. Electrolyte imbalance occurs when you lose an excessive amount of body fluids through sweat, vomiting, diarrhea or a high fever. You can easily get your body back in balance by eating or drinking foods that contain these essential nutrients.
Instead of purchasing a Gatorade to replenish which contain refined sugar and additives such as food dyes. A better option is make your own electrolyte drink: Try mixing 12 ounces of water with 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 2 1/2 cups of 100 percent fruit juice and 1/4 cup of lemon juice, suggests the University of Arizona website.
Opt for healthy foods that you can also gain nutrition from. You maybe wondering what do I eat.
Here’s the scoop…
*Banana’s have over 400mg of potassium.
*Add a pinch of salt to a glass of water to replace sodium and chloride
*Replenish your calcium with milk, almond milk, or yogurt.
*Snack on pumpkin seeds to replenish magnesium. Almonds, cashews, peanut butter, spinach and beans are also good sources of magnesium.
*Coconut water is not only a good source of electrolytes, including potassium, sodium and magnesium, but it also contains fiber.
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