3 Ways to Replenish Your Electrolytes on a Low Carb Diet

Electrolytes on a low carb diet are very important and often underestimated. An imbalance can cause a number of symptoms including headaches, dizziness, cramping, and nausea. Maintaining the right balance of electrolytes helps to regulate nerve and muscle function, hydration, blood ph, and blood pressure.

 1. Emergen-C Electro Mix

Electro mix is a dietary supplement that contains nutritionally balanced essential electrolytes including: Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, and Manganese. Dissolve one packet into a liter of water, to create a refreshing and nutritious sports drink.

2. Unrefined Sea Salt

A low carb diet requires more sodium than a diet with carbohydrates. An easy way to get more is by sprinkling sea salt on your meals. When you are in a ketogenic state your kidneys switch from retaining salt to excreting it, so it is important to replace the extra gram or two that you are losing. Make sure you are consuming 3-5 grams of salt per day. Keep in mind that processed meats, cheeses, and many canned foods are generally high in sodium so if you are consuming these you may not need to supplement.

3. Homemade Electrolyte Drink

A homemade electrolyte drink is hydrating, delicious, and a great way to increase your electrolyte intake. I use 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp lime juice, 4 cups water, 1/2 tsp sea salt, and stevia to taste. Mix well and enjoy.

 

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