Fatigue or a dip in your energy levels can stem from a myriad of factors, the most crucial among them being an electrolyte imbalance. This imbalance is caused by a lack or loss of body fluids, triggered commonly by excessive sweating, health conditions like diarrhoea and a diet low in the essential nutrients coming from whole foods. The other culprits behind electrolyte imbalance include endocrine disorder, certain medications, kidney damage and the likes.
What are electrolytes anyway?
They are electrically charged particles that your body needs to maintain fluid balance, transmit nerve impulses, regulate your heartbeat and keep your muscles functioning properly. The minerals that constitute electrolytes are sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, sulfate, bicarbonate and chloride.
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Make your own electrolyte drink
You need this good old refreshing drink when fatigue sets in after a session of rigorous workouts, a long day at work or when you feel dehydrated. Ditch the commercial ones available in the market and make your own drink. It will be free from artificial sweeteners and preservatives, more refreshing and tastier, we bet! Try these recipes and you will love them for sure.