September 09, 2020
Add Electrolytes to Rehydrate vs. Just Drinking Water
Not having enough of the key electrolytes in your body can play a role in having a disadvantaged metabolic system. These minerals are accountable for important functions like transferring nutrients into cells and removing toxins out of them, keeping a healthy pH balance of fluids and tissues, and more. Because of this, it is extremely beneficial to have electrolytes equalized to maintain metabolic stability, especially if you are on the ketogenic diet. When you truly need to rehydrate your body, consider adding electrolytes to your water. The most beneficial times to take electrolytes would be the following: after exercise or any activity that induces sweating; if you live in a hot/dry climate you may need more hydration; when experiencing fever, vomiting, or diarrhea to replenish lost electrolytes and hydration; if you experience any keto flu symptoms within the first days or weeks of a ketogenic diet; you can also take electrolytes daily as a preventative measure against the keto flu for the first five to seven days of beginning the diet (or as needed). Note that electrolyte supplements should only be taken with doctor’s permission for those who have cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, hypertension, are salt-sensitive, have a thyroid condition, or are taking medications such as those which lower blood pressure or diuretics. Pure, natural, and simple supplements are extremely important to me. As your wellness explorer, I created my own electrolyte powder which is friendly for those on a low carb or ketogenic diets. You can learn more, or get yours now, by clicking HERE.