Keto And Electrolytes
When you are on a ketogenic diet, your body process minerals i a slightly different way.
You kidneys will eliminate sodium at a much higher rate when you are restricting carbohydrates.
That means that you will have to supplement your sodium intake to match this loss.
Dr. Volek And Dr. Phinney in the book The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living recommend to supplement with at least 3ooo mg of sodium a day.
Yes that’s right, 3 GRAMS of salt a day! Not aways easy to do…
But very important, as sodium is necessary in the body to maintain potassium and magnesium balance.
When sodium is too low, both potassium and magnesium levels will decrease, causing cramps, headaches, dizziness and more.
So if you are feeling any of those symptoms, especially at the beginning of keto adaptation, you might be lacking some important minerals!
An Easy And Delicious Keto Electrolyte Drink
Aloe vera juice is a great supplement to your diet! It contains calcium, magnesium and sodium, and it extremely healing for the gut.
It also has a pleasant tart taste which can help reduce sugar cravings!
Pair it with the extra tanginess of lemon and it will quench your thirst like nothing else.
And don’t worry you will not even taste the sea salt.
It’s the perfect refreshment after you practice sports or when you are keto adapting!
- Serves: about 3 servings
- Serving size: 1 serving
- Carbohydrates: 1.49 gr
- 1 gram of Celtic Sea Salt (about ⅓rd teaspoon)
- 2 fluid Oz. Unsweetened Aloe vera Juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 24 fluid Oz spring water
- Mix all ingredients together, and enjoy.
- You can use chilled water or drink over ice for extra refreshment.