4 Ways To Nourish Your Body & Replenish Your Electrolytes NaturallyDara Wechsler
Let’s face it – replenishing your body with electrolytes naturally isn’t always on everyone’s radar. The majority of people aren’t even aware that there are healthier options than commercial sports drinks on the market. Most of these drinks are chemically treated, contain unnecessary high amounts of refined sugars, artificial flavors, and colors that can be extremely harmful to your body.
Knowing all this, inspired me to share some sources of natural electrolytes that contain minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium. You can stay hydrated and get all these minerals through eating a nutritious diet full of healthy whole foods.
So, keep your body and cells hydrated to avoid dehydration. It’s important to remember that your body needs a boost of electrolytes after exercise, allowing it to return to its natural & healthful balance.
What Are Electrolytes?
Electrolytes are electrically charged salts drawn from the soil. In order for your cells, muscles, and organs to work properly, you need both fluids and electrolytes. Electrolytes help regulate the balance of fluid in the body.
How do we lose electrolytes?
We lose electrolytes through sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, drinking alcohol, and urinating.
Why do we need electrolytes?
In addition to regulating vital body fluids and maintaining hydration, electrolytes have many functions such as: improving the fluidity of muscle contractions, increasing the heart’s efficiency, improving endurance, and boosting mental clarity.
What drinks have electrolytes?
When it comes to getting some electrolytes naturally in your body, you can drink coconut water, watermelon, smoothies, and electrolyte-infused water.
4 Ways To Nourish Your Body & Replenish Your Electrolytes Naturally
Juice Celery + Apple + Lemon
This is the perfect juice combination for the replacement of electrolytes. Celery has a natural source of sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride, and phosphorus. Apple provides sweetness and additional potassium. Lemon is the highest electrolyte containing citrus fruit.
Stir Sea Salt + Baking Soda + Lemon Juice + Maple Syrup into 8 ounces of Water
This is a great natural remedy for serious endurance athletes – You might think drinking baking soda is a little weird, but it’s been used for centuries to treat various aliments. In this case, it’s added to the mix because it makes the body less acidic and provides an additional source of sodium bicarbonate.
Shake Raw Coconut Water + Chia Seeds
Raw coconut water has a ton of electrolytes and potassium that will not only help you stay hydrated but also keep your body from getting any cramps. It is completely natural and very low in sugar. Combine this with a packet of chia seeds and you have a 1-2 punch! Chia seeds are an incredible energy food – full of omega 3 fatty acids, protein, fiber. These seeds have the ability to keep you from getting dehydrated because they can hold 9 times their weight in water! There are travel packs available that don’t need refrigeration either – perfect for just throwing in your gym bag or purse.
Blend Frozen Banana + Almond Milk + Kale
This smoothie is extremely hydrating. The banana provides a good source of potassium and magnesium which help regulate your fluid stores. Almonds are extremely rich in magnesium and potassium. When you make your almond milk, make sure you add sea salt (store-bought almond milk already has salt added to it). Kale is a superfood and another excellent source of magnesium and calcium.
Now go outside and sweat, so you can enjoy one of these yummy combinations!