Looking for something to replenish electrolytes? Here are some electrolyte drinks that can help!
ELECTROLYTE DRINKS – Here’s a list of some drinks that can help you restock on electrolytes and the reasons why the body needs electrolytes.
Electrolytes are minerals that have a natural positive or negative electrical charge when dissolved in water. The body of an adult has 60% water and this means that every cell and fluid in the body has electrolytes.
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This is essential to help the body regulate chemical reactions, maintain the balance between fluids inside and outside your cells, and more. The electrolytes in the body are sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, and bicarbonate.
There would be an electrolyte imbalance when your body loses a lot of fluid from prolonged vomiting, diarrhea, or sweating.
Here are some drinks that will help:
- Coconut water or coconut juice (this has sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium and is a healthy alternative)
- Milk (cow’s milk is the best kind as it can provide calcium, sodium, and potassium)
- Watermelon Water and other fruit juices (100% watermelon juice provides 6% of the Daily Value (DV) for potassium and magnesium but has a little amount of calcium and phosphorus)
- Smoothies (this is a blend of whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, and dairy products, the best sources of electrolytes)
- Sports drinks (like Gatorade and Powerade)
- Pedialyte (this is marketed for children but adults can also use this too)
Some symptoms of an imbalance based on a post from Healthline are:
- dry mouth and thirst
- confusion or difficulty with cognition
- muscle weakness or spasms
- numbness or tingling
- heart palpitations
- nausea or vomiting
- slow or irregular heart rate
- difficulty breathing
- low or high blood pressure
One of the ways to prevent this is to make sure that you properly hydrate yourself. Watch out for symptoms like dry mouth and tongue, thirst, lethargy, dry skin, muscle weakness, dizziness, and dark urine as these are the signs of dehydration.
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