Pasteurized milk, alcohol, coffee and tea can accelerate tissue water loss. Animal fats keep your skin hydrated and wrinkle-free. Drinking water may not be helping you stay hydrated if you are not able to replenish your electrolytes, on a DAILY basis.
✅Electrolytes are important minerals, involved in a number of metabolic processes, all of which are essential to overall health.
Electrolyte levels in the blood are closely regulated by the body to help keep them in balance. However, in some cases, electrolytes can increase or decrease to levels above or below normal, which can cause an electrolytes imbalance.
Several factors and conditions can disrupt electrolyte levels, which can have harmful effects on health. A few common causes of low electrolytes include:
- Fluid loss caused by excessive sweating, diarrhea or vomiting
- Eating disorders
- Poor diet
- Kidney disease
- Severe burns
- Congestive heart failure
- Certain medications, such as water pills or laxatives
Symptoms of an electrolyte balance can vary based on the severity, the specific minerals that are affected, and whether your levels are too high or too low. While a mild imbalance may not cause any symptoms, severe cases can have serious side effects and may even be fatal in some cases.
Common symptoms of an electrolyte imbalance may include:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Muscle weakness
- Stomach pain
- Frequent urination
- Dry mouth
- Mood changes
- Increased thirst
- Loss of appetite
If you experience these or any other symptoms of an imbalance, be sure to talk to a trusted health care professional to determine the best course of treatment for you.
A QUICK SMART FIX:
✅Action Plan : invest in a top quality electrolyte powder mix and add into your daily water intake.
✅Action Plan : replace your morning coffee with your electrolyte water.
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ELECTROLYTE MIX – RECIPE
We all need electrolytes and it’s easy to make ourselves if you choose to not invest at the moment. Soft drinks that claim they contain maximum electrolytes also contain simple sugars, flavorings and colors that are in the end not as healthy as those drinks you make at home. Try the great recipe below for a healthy electrolyte beverage.
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon fresh minced organic ginger or 3–5 slices fresh, thinly sliced organic ginger
- 1 tablespoon fresh organic lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1–2 tablespoons raw organic honey
- Heat water in a pan.
- Add the ginger and simmer for 3–5 minutes.
- Add lemon juice, sea salt, and raw organic honey.
- Mix thoroughly to dissolve honey and salt.
- This drink may be cooled in the refrigerator and ice added to your glass or bottle after it’s cooled.
The following basic ingredients are needed to make an electrolyte drink at home.
Water is the chief ingredient that carries the electrolytes.
Unrefined salt has a high content of minerals, including calcium, potassium, sodium, and magnesium. Salt helps replenish sodium in your body that may be lost during sweating, therefore maintaining cell voltage and keeping you electrically charged.
3. Citrus fruits
Fruits and vegetables are considered essential parts of a healthy diet due to their high concentrations of vitamins (vitamins A and C), minerals (especially electrolytes such as potassium and calcium), and fiber. Additionally, they contain various phytochemicals, including antioxidants, which are beneficial for health. (4)
Citrus fruits, especially, are rich in vitamin C, which helps replenish lost electrolytes, thus maintaining the health of the immune system. Moreover, the sugars in citrus fruit juices are good sources of energy during and after a workout.
Honey is not only a natural sweetener that helps improve the taste of the drink but also a source of minerals and enzymes that facilitate the absorption of salt components by the body. (6)
Additionally, honey contains phytochemicals and has antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, which enable its use as a therapeutic agent. The healing and antimicrobial properties of honey aid in soothing cough and sore throats. (7)
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is an anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea agent that has rejuvenating and refreshing effects. (8) Ginger is used for improving various health conditions, including digestive tract disorders such as flatulence, nausea, dyspepsia, and abdominal pain. (9)