How to tell if you need to replenish electrolytes How to tell if you need to replenish electrolytes

How to tell if you need to replenish electrolytes

Your body might be telling you that it needs to replenish electrolytes and you might have not noticed it.

Have you ever wondered why you feel tired even if you had a good night's sleep? Maybe you have an electrolyte imbalance.

How to tell if you need to replenish electrolytes

 How to tell if you need to replenish electrolytes

Electrolytes seem like this invisible thing you don't really know what they do for you. It is not always so easy to know the difference between staying hydrated and how many electrolytes you should consume daily. Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance share similar characteristics, which makes it difficult to tell them apart. In fact, many electrolytes are present in water, so it is very likely that if you are dehydrated you might also be suffering from an electrolyte imbalance. 

Symptoms and easy ways to fix an electrolyte imbalance

Depending on the level of dehydration, you might have irregular heart rhythm and even muscle spasms. The most common signs are mood swings, fatigue, lightheadedness, and dizziness. If the symptoms are mild, you can definitely fix them by simply drinking water or drinking any electrolyte-enhanced water. Also, there are lots of foods that contain electrolytes such as olives, coconut water, chocolate, and avocados – these are foods containing natural minerals. 

What is the recommended electrolyte intake a day?

What is the recommended electrolyte intake a day? 

Of course, the values will vary depending on your workouts, and your specific body needs, but in general, to maintain normal levels, a healthy diet and about 2 liters of water a day should be enough. 

The bottom line

If you've been experiencing headaches, fatigue and lightheadedness, check first if you have had the right amount of fluids!

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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