For many people, a poor diet that’s high in processed foods containing lots of sodium, but low in other electrolytes like magnesium or potassium, paves the way for a dangerous imbalance. Make simple dietary changes like cutting back on junk foods, takeout and restaurant foods and instead cooking more fresh foods at home, focus your diet around whole, unpackaged foods — especially plenty of vegetables and fruits that provide potassium and magnesium like: leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes or squash, bananas, and avocados. To prevent dehydration and restore electrolytes, focus on these foods — which are some of the most hydrating due to being very water-dense:
- Coconut water
- Bell peppers
- Citrus fruit
- Cultured dairy (amasai/kefir/yogurt)
- Getting Calcium! To obtain enough calcium naturally without needing supplements, consider adding high-quality and ideally raw dairy products to your diet if you can tolerate them.
No need to run and grab a sports drink or NSAID (non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug)—instead start by adding electrolyte rich foods to your meals and snacks and supplement foods like...
Sweet potatoes and coconuts for potassium.
Spinach and sunflower seeds for magnesium.
Beef and olives for sodium.
Or try this simple to make homemade electrolyte replacement from Wellness Mama https://wellnessmama.com/2575/natural-sports-drink/
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