The Truth About Electrolytes

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The Truth About Electrolytes

 

 

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We all know that drinking plenty of water is a requirement for optimal health.  Getting water into the body is the only the first step to hydration however.  To keep it there, and get it into cells and tissues, we need electrolytes like potassium and sodium.  For optimum hydration, try to keep those two electrolytes in balance.  Most of us get enough sodium, but could increase our intake of potassium-rich foods.  You know about bananas being a good source of potassium, but also chard, potatoes and avocado are also great choices.

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Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Agreed Debb :-)  You have a way with words!

Apr 24, 2014 01:09 AM #2
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Will Hamm
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Hello Kristin, I take a pill for potassium every morning and eat a banana every day but I still need to drink more water.

Apr 24, 2014 01:23 AM #3
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Kristin, I've incorporated a "Nutribullet" power drink into my daily regimen and that includes usually having part of an avocado in it to make it creamy. I can't seem to enjoy bananas as much--I've tried over and over! 

And OF COURSE, lots of water. Keeps that skin youthful!

Apr 24, 2014 01:27 AM #4
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Will, add the water and you are good!

Gayle, your skin always is glowing :-)

Apr 24, 2014 01:29 AM #5
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Reminds me of the days way back when I was a Marathon runner and hitting the wall , repeatedly around the 20 mile mark and wishing I had hydrated better.

The problem is, by the time we are thirsty, its too late, we can not get enough water into us to stave off the negative impact of being  dehydrated.

As Kristin pointed out, its the balance that we need, when the balance is out of whack, we can expect some discomfort to set in. 

Isn't CHEESE a great source of these electrolytes like potassium and sodium?

Wonder where we can get some CHEESE :) ?

Apr 24, 2014 02:00 AM #6
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Bryan, impressive....I have never ran a marathon although I do work out each day!

Apr 24, 2014 03:24 AM #7
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I drink lots of water and eat lots of avocados so I should be okay. Have fun this evening.

Apr 24, 2014 07:43 AM #8
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Kristin

Living in Florida the water and electrolytes are very important.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 24, 2014 11:46 AM #9
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I take potassium and magnesium supplements to keep leg cramps down and still eat vitamin and mineral rich foods. They are so needed for good health.

Apr 24, 2014 12:16 PM #10
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Kristin, Thank you for the information. I always learn something from your posts.

Apr 24, 2014 09:11 PM #11
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Thanks much Toni!  you too!

You got that right Lou!

Debbie, I remember "growing pain" leg cramps growing up....ouch!

GIta, you bet!!

Apr 24, 2014 11:15 PM #12
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Sharon & Bruce Walter
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Kristin, good information- and right about not worrying about sodium intake.  We get plenty of that each day.  Good to hear that avocados are a good source of potassium.

Apr 25, 2014 12:00 AM #13
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Glad you liked it Bruce!  Have a wonderful weekend

Apr 25, 2014 12:08 AM #14
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Good morning Kristin,

Always great information.  Thank you.

Apr 25, 2014 09:26 PM #15
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Thanks Cindy...morning to you too

Apr 25, 2014 11:51 PM #16
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Roy Kelley
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This is excellent advice for good health. Some seniors need to watch their own test results. My wife, for example, has a higher than normal level of potassium and her blood pressure medication warns her not to eat bananas

Apr 28, 2014 12:41 AM #17
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Good point Roy

Apr 28, 2014 01:33 AM #18
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Kristin - I agree, and I always drink water to have a very health body.

Apr 28, 2014 09:31 AM #19
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I do eat plenty of bananas, great for keeping blood pressure in check, now to try a little more avocado and chard.

 

Apr 28, 2014 07:48 PM #20
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GOod for you John!

BOb, I need to increase my chard consumption!

Apr 29, 2014 12:28 AM #21
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