The best foods to replenish electrolytes
Get to know the foods - and electrolytes - that will keep us healthy and boost our performance.
Dehydration occurs when our body loses more fluid than you take in. When the normal water content of our body is reduced, it upsets the balance of minerals (salts and sugar) in our body, which affects the way it functions. Water makes up over two-thirds of the healthy human body. It lubricates the joints and eyes, aids digestion, flushes out waste and toxins, and keeps the skin healthy.
Some of the early warning signs of dehydration include:
Feeling thirsty and lightheadeda dry mouthtirednesshaving dark coloured, strong-smelling urinepassing urine less often than usual
A baby may be dehydrated if they:
Have a sunken soft spot (fontanelle) on their headhave few or no tears when they cryhave fewer wet nappiesare drowsythe body is affected even when we lose a small amount of fluid.
Things to remeber during the time of dehydration.
Water is often the best choice for hydration, but during extreme temps or long workouts, replacing electrolytes and carbohydrates are key to healthy hydration.
Prepared: Specially formulated sports drinks like eas hydrate and rehydration solutions like pedialyte® contain scientifically-backed levels of electrolytes and carbohydrates for optimum fluid replacement. Get the powder stick packs to easily add to water.
Natural: While they are not designed for precise hydration, natural rehydration options include caeineand sugar-free drinks like herbal tea, milk and even coconut water.
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