The Benefits Of Electolyte Drinks In The Keto Diet
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One of the most overlooked aspects when starting the keto diet is the change in electrolyte requirements.
Why do you need more electrolytes on keto?
When you go on a low carb diet, the body no longer retains salt and water, and that is the reason why some people can drop 5 pounds in a week (they’re losing water weight). There is a downside to not being able to retain water and salts as much and you’ll need to supplement with various minerals to replace those lost electrolytes..
There is still some debate among experts, but the consensus is that the body needs around 5 grams of sodium on the keto diet for optimal functioning, together with 500-600mg of magnesium, and the same amount for calcium.
In a low sodium environment, blood flow is affected and it can have an impact on the kidneys, as they will start eliminating potassium to maintain balance. Low sodium can also cause excessive thirst, which will increase fluid intake and contribute to the elimination of more electrolytes.
It’s a vicious circle, and this