Believe it or not, electrolytes are a common conversation in my office, especially in the summer! While we all know the importance of staying properly hydrated, sometimes we need a little more to boost our electrolytes to have proper muscle and nerve function. When our electrolyte balance gets out of sync we can experience muscle cramps, dizziness, or even irregular heartbeat. The solution, however is NOT those sugary, chemical-laden sports drinks! I have a few tips below to get you on the right track.
1. Salt: Adding a pinch of salt to your water can help balance out your sodium levels. You will get more bang for your buck if you use Pink Himalayan Sea Salt. It has many trace minerals for added health benefits.
2. Lemon: Adding a squeeze of fresh lemon to your water helps to add potassium, magnesium and even calcium. It will help to aid your digestion, detoxify your liver and boost your immune system too! Need a bigger boost? Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into a cup of warm water.
3. Coconut Water: Coconut water is loaded with healthy nutrients and a big source of potassium. Make sure you are choosing one with minimal ingredients and no added sugar.
These 3 things are an easy start to balancing your electrolytes and staying properly hydrated in the process!
In Health, Dr. Cathy