Electrolytes are ions n the body which conduct electricity and maintain the balance of fluids between the inner and outer parts of the cell. When the fluids are imbalanced you may experience symptoms as muscle cramping (minor) and heart disease (severe). If there is electrolyte imbalance, it may lead to diarrhea, vomiting, high fever, and sweating. The key is that you are losing fluids which can lead to dehydration and complications that are life threatening. There might appear other symptoms like spasms, aches, frequent headaches, anxiety, joint pain, and heart palpation’s. You can also experience changes in your appetite, weight, or blood pressure. They are not pleasant at all.
You can replenish your electrolytes with these electrolyte drinks instead of reaching for the sugary sports drinks.
The electrolytes in watermelon promote nerve function and heart health. The tasty summer fruit has properties that make it a miracle worker against muscle pain, especially after a strenuous workout. Make it into a juice and sip after exercising to prevent fluid imbalance.
2.Lemon, honey, and ginger
Put 1 cup of water into a pan, add 3-4 fresh ginger slices, and let them simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the stove and let it cool off, then pour it into a container, adding 2 more cups of water. Add the juice of ½ lemon, ¼ tsp of salt, and 2 tbsp. f raw honey. Shake it and drink it.
3. Cranberry maple juice
Cranberry is somewhat of a miracle fruit. The tart berry is rich in electrolytes and is effective at detoxifying the lymphatic system and cleansing the kidneys and bladder. To make this drink, mix 5 cups water with 3 cups unsweetened cranberry juice, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Drink when you are feeling exhausted.
4.Coconut strawberry smoothie
Coconut water is famous among athletes as it rehydrates and replenishes the body. Mix 3 cups of coconut water and 1 cup of water, with 1 cup of strawberries, 2 tbsp. of honey, and 1 cup of ice in a blender.
5. Banana kale smoothie
Banana is one of the greatest sources of potassium, as well as phosphorus, calcium, and sodium. This recipe requires just a bit of prep. Steep 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds in water for 5 minutes then drain. De-seed 1 orange, chop 1 kale leaf and slice 2 ripe bananas. Blend together, adding water until you reach your preferred consistency.
6.Dark cherry drink
Tart and dark cherries are loaded with nutrients. Boil ½ cup of distilled water, when it reaches a boil, turn the lame off and add ¼ cup of honey, and ½ tsp of salt. Stir it well to dissolve the honey and salt and then add ¼ cup of lemon juice, ½ cup of orange juice, and 3 ½ cups of water. Store it in the fridge and consume it when you feel weak or tired.
7. Celery apple smoothie
The sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride, and phosphorus in celery will do you wonders, as will the electrolytes found in apples. Blend 6 celery stalks, 1 apple, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Add water to reach your preferred consistency and drink fresh.
8.Water, salt, and sugar
Mix 1 tbsp. of sugar or honey and 1 tsp of salt into a glass of water and consume it during the hot summer days to prevent dehydration and loss of electrolytes.