by BodyHealth Representatives January 14, 2019 1 min read
Staying hydrated is important for overall health but to maintain a healthy active lifestyle, it's essential. Maintaining hydration means managing your electrolytes. In the simplest analogy, consider them batteries and water the charge they hold.
The marketplace is filled with sports drinks touting beneficial electrolytes, but beware. Many are nothing more than sugary drinks with some salts added. Looking for whole food sources? Consider this yummy treat and all the benefits it offers.
Celery sticks + raisins + cashew butter:
Celery provides chloride which maintains fluid balance, blood pressure and body fluid pH levels lost via sweat.
Raisins provide potassium which supports cell and heart function, regulates blood pressure, prevents bone loss and kidney stones, and plays a vital role in muscle contraction.
Cashew butter has a good amount of magnesium which helps fight fatigue.
Next workout, training, bike or run try this tasty treat to boost back some of your lost electrolytes or you can use as a pre-workout snack to help maintain levels.
by Dr. David Minkoff
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