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What about Electrolytes??

Happy 4th of July! ? Dr Kelly here. What about Electrolytes??

With all your backyard BBQ’s, make sure to remember to stay hydrated.??
Electrolytes play a role in keeping your body hydrated, maintaining cellular balance, conducting nerve impulses and muscle contractions. They are the minerals obtained from the diet that carry an electrical charge. They are absorbed into the body during digestion and present in the blood, urine, sweat & other bodily fluids.

The 6 essential minerals are: Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium, Phosphate, Potassium & Sodium.

I recommend electrolytes because they are involved in:
The balancing of the amount of water in your body, the balance of your body’s pH level, the movement of nutrients into cells, the elimination of waste from the cells.
AND The proper function of Nerve, Muscle, Heart, and the Brain cells!!
Drinking too much or too little water can change the body’s electrolyte balance.
You may think of Gatorade as a quick source of electrolytes, it is, but it has tons of garbage in the drink along the electrolytes.
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I recommend getting your electrolytes naturally.

  • Calcium – Kale, Spinach, Chia Seeds
  • Chloride – Celery, Seaweed, Olives, Tomatoes
  • Magnesium – Nuts, Seeds, Broccoli, Salmon
  • Phosphorus – Eggs, Peas, Poultry, Potatoes, Asparagus
  • Potassium – Green Leafy vegetables, Grapes, Blackberries, Carrots, Potatoes
  • Sodium – Celery, Beets, Eggs
A great way to get electrolytes is Himalayan salt.
Himalayan salt has several minerals. Every once in a while, when you need electrolytes, you can add a pinch of Himalayan salt to your water. NOT table salt.

Another very simple way is to get electrolytes in through supplements. After dehydration or excessive sweating supplements can be a quick, easy, and effective way to restore electrolyte balance.

Text us ELECTROLYTE or respond to this email if you would like us to recommend an electrolyte for you. Or better yet, ask me about electrolytes on your next visit.

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Yours in Healthy Naturally,
Dr. Kelly

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