Why electrolytes are so essential to good health.
Electrolytes are substances that form ions in body fluids. They make sure that the body is functioning at its best. If you don’t have enough electrolytes, your body will cramp up. So to keep the body running at its peak performance level we need to supply it with the right amount of electrolytes.
Electrolytes may not be the body’s fuel, but they ensure that it is running smoothly. When your electrolyte levels are not at the correct level, it can affect the functioning of your digestive, nervous, cardiac and muscular systems.
There are many ways that your body will express its need for electrolytes, the most noticeable of course is muscle cramping. It’s a very painful way of your body saying “Hey, I’m running on empty” It’s like the oil light turned on. You never want it to get to that level. You should never wait for the cramps, you should always be checking your levels to ensure your “engine” is running smoothly.
When participating in any form of exercise, you need to ensure you are gradually replenishing your electrolytes in amounts that do not override the body and its internal workings. By doing this, you avoid things such as cramping, without overwhelming the body.
Have a look below at some of the best electrolyte recipes to ensure your body is always running at its best.
Lemon-Lime Electrolyte Water
Combine ¼ cup of lime juice, ¼ cup of lemon juice, 1 ½ cups of water, ½ teaspoon of sea salt, and 2 tablespoons of raw honey.
Orange Citrus Drink
Mix ½ cup of fresh orange juice with a ¼ cup of lemon juice, 2 cups of coconut water, 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup, and Himalayan pink salt.
Stir together ½ cup of apple cider vinegar, 6 ounces of fresh ginger, 4 cups of water, and 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup.
These fantastic and completely natural electrolyte drinks will assure your body is running smoothly while on the move. Try them out, you won’t regret it.