Balance Your Electrolytes
You may have heard the term ‘imbalance of electrolytes’, but what does it mean? Well, both inside and outside of each cell there are various different minerals contributing to our electrolyte balance. These minerals generally have their rightful place in ensuring our wellbeing, while certain environments in which we put our body can cause an imbalance.
Stress can create a complete imbalance of electrolytes, as too can an overload of sodium (such as an overconsumption of table salt) or calcium. As always, the body has an intelligent plan for longevity, which keeps us alive, but at the cost of an imbalance of electrolytes. This can result in your body being unable to find one of the minerals when it’s needed, due to being in the wrong place. This results in the body displaying symptoms of a mineral deficiency, when actually we could simply deal with the issue of minerals being in the wrong place.
These are the two things I do to help balance my electrolytes.
- I make my own electrolyte water. This is much better for you after a workout than a sugar-based sports drink. Everything is designed to balance the electrolytes and hydrate the body. Simply put all the ingredients in a jar, give it a good stir and drink.
- 1 cucumber sliced
- 1 lemon sliced
- ¼ teaspoon crystalised Himalayan salt
- 1 teaspoon of yacon syrup
- Himalayan crystallised salt balances sodium with up to eighty-four other minerals, including everything we need to balance our electrolytes. Wherever salt goes, water follows, so it helps to hydrate us. If I feel out of balance, I simply sprinkle a few grains under my tongue.
So the next time you are working out on a summer’s day, when your body is perspiring, try out the electrolyte water and see how it hydrates the body and keeps you balanced.
If you would like to share your experience, let me know how you get on with the electrolyte water in the comments below. And if you know of anyone who would enjoy this post then please feel free to pass it their way.