ELECTROLYTES

Updated: Jan 27



WHAT ARE ELECTROLYTES?

In the wellness industry electrolytes are known as the minerals that dissolve within your body’s fluids. This process creates electrically charged ions that help the body function as it was made to function. These essential minerals are found in your blood, sweat, and urine. Here is a list of the electrolytes in your body.

  • Potassium

  • Chloride

  • Calcium

  • Magnesium

  • Phosphate

  • Bicarbonate

WHAT DO THEY DO?

Electrolytes are essential to the body. When you sweat they help regulate the fluid levels in your blood plasma and your body while keeping your pH levels balanced. They help your body build new tissues. They send signals through the nervous system from cell to cell enabling proper nerve and muscle function. These signals also transmit to your heart and your muscles. These minerals are responsible for enabling muscle contractions and the beating of your heart.

HOW CAN I RESTORE MY ELECTROLYTES?

If you live an active life you can expect your body to lose fluid & electrolytes. In fact, you have probably ignored some signs indicating your electrolytes are low. These signs may include muscle fatigue, dehydration, headaches, muscle cramps, disorientation, etc. If you feel any of these symptoms on a regular basis be sure to consult your doctor.


ADD ELECTROLYTES TO YOUR MEAL PLAN


Calcium is responsible for muscle contractions & heart rhythm. Calcium is found in ...

  • Leafy Greens

  • Organic Dairy Products.

Potassium can help to avoid cramping: Potassium is found ...

  • Avocados

  • Sweet Potatoes

  • Squash

  • Banana

  • Dried Apricots

  • Dried Prunes

  • Beans & Legumes

  • Orange juice (raw is always better)

Magnesium is a much-needed muscle relaxer. Magnesium is found in ...

  • Oats

  • Beans

  • Lentils

  • Nuts & Seeds

Sodium maintains your fluid balance. Sodium can be found in ...

  • Table salt is of course one way to find sodium.

  • It can also be found in cheese (organic if possible) and pickled foods.

  • Sports drinks designed to hydrate. (avoid sports drinks filled with sugar and unnatural ingredients.)

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A QUICK SOURCE OF ELECTROLYTES TO TAKE WITH YOU FOR YOUR NEXT WORKOUT FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW.







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