8 (Delicious) Foods That Are High In Electrolytes

8 (Delicious) Foods That Are High In Electrolytes

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You live active lives, LIV Fam, so you already know that electrolytes are important: Your cells use them to conduct electrical charges in your body, contracting your muscles. Plus, they also help maintain the balance between the fluids inside and outside your cells.  

You also know that you lose electrolytes when you sweat and replacing them is key to post-workout recovery. You’re ahead of the curve when it comes to these minerals thanks to your favorite Hydration Multiplier flavors with triple the electrolytes of the leading sports drink. With Hydrascience™, each stick has an optimized ratio of vitamins, nutrients, and electrolytes.  

Still, there’s always a chance to upgrade your intake, and it’s easier than you think since there are foods you know and most likely already love. Check out this list and make it easy to get more electrolytes into your everyday diet.  

###First, What Is An Electrolyte? 

Electrolytes are minerals that help your body function. As they conduct the electrical charges in your body, they also support keeping you hydrated and so much more. Some of the most common electrolytes in your body are calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium.   

####This is B-A-N-A-N-A-S 

Well, hey—did you know that your favorite smoothie ingredient also packs a punch of natural electrolytes? Bananas offer up 32 milligrams of magnesium, 25 milligrams of phosphorus, and 375 milligrams of potassium. Now you know why they’re handed out at the end of every race you’ve run. 

####Strong To The Finish: Spinach 

Popeye was onto something when he crammed those cans of spinach—the man knew how to max out his nutrition. This unassuming leafy green includes electrolytes calcium and magnesium, plus iron, folate, and plenty of fiber and antioxidants. Add it to your next sandwich, sneak it in a smoothie, or steam it as a side to your next meal.  

####Wash It Down with Watermelon 

There’s nothing more refreshing than ice cold watermelon on a hot day, and there’s a reason why you feel so great after you’ve had some: One cup of watermelon is a great way to get more electrolytes, since it includes 170 milligrams of potassium, along with a significant serving of water. And in the tail end of winter, opt for Watermelon Hydration Multiplier in a glass on the go if you’re missing the flavor.  

####Rock Some Guac 

We’re all about balance, LIV Fam, so if you can add in some electrolytes at your favorite happy hour spot, we say do it. The avocados in your guacamole offer minerals like potassium and magnesium, as well as body favorites fiber, Vitamin E, and unsaturated fats.  

####Gimme A Squeeze 

Super and sour, lemon juice is an easy way to elevate your electrolyte intake. Filled with potassium and phosphorus (plus Vitamin C and fiber), lemon juice is easily sprinkled on your salad, added to your tea, or used to flavor your favorite protein.  

####Sea You Soon 

Want a simple swap that will add magnesium, potassium, calcium and sodium to any dish? Trade your regular table salt for coarse sea salt. Take care, though, and work with your healthcare physician to figure out your relationship with salt intake.   

####Here’s The Dill 

It may sound like a dare, but it’s true: drinking pickle juice can be an electrolyte-filled beverage. That’s because it contains minerals including sodium and chloride. If you can’t hack drinking a glass, try eating an actual pickle as a post-sweat treat.  

####Happy Trails 

Hiding in your favorite trail mix is a small and unassuming mineral-rich superfood: The unassuming sunflower seed. In general, you’re getting a good source of magnesium when you crunch on nuts and seeds, but sunflower seeds offer an extra helping of phosphorus, too.

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