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What is Better? A Cup of Coffee or to Check Your Body's Electrolytes?

Do you know that it is possible to live for ages with low electrolyte levels before developing hyponatremia and ending up in an emergency room? A cup of coffee on a regular basis can add to the exhaustion of body's electrolytes. Caffeine in coffee increases production of stress hormones and they can increase body's demand for adaptive resources to increased stress.

People can develop low body electrolytes and a condition called hyponatremia due to various factors. Hyponatremia occurs when there is an imbalance of electrolytes, particularly low sodium and/or potassium levels in the blood.

You can go for years with energising coffee in the morning and low electrolytes in the body without realizing that a crisis is approaching.

An electrolyte imbalance can be caused by a lack of sleep, ongoing stress, very hot or cold weather, deficiencies in important nutrients, intense physical activity, and other factors.

Symptoms of low electrolytes can include fatigue and nausea. That is very important to know that ongoing stress can cause body's electrolytes imbalance and cause exhaustion of body's resources.

Solution first of all is eradication of fuelling and triggering factors along with adding to your diet the following vegetables on regular basis.

Here are a few examples:

  1. Spinach: Spinach is a leafy green vegetable that contains potassium, magnesium, and calcium, all of which are essential electrolytes.

  2. Avocado: Avocados are a great source of potassium and magnesium, two electrolytes crucial for maintaining proper bodily functions.

  3. Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes are packed with potassium, which is an important electrolyte involved in nerve function and muscle contractions.

  4. Broccoli: Broccoli contains calcium, magnesium, and potassium, making it a valuable vegetable for replenishing electrolytes.

  5. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are rich in potassium and contain a moderate amount of sodium, helping to balance electrolyte levels.

  6. Celery: Celery is an excellent source of potassium and sodium, both important electrolytes for maintaining proper fluid balance.

  7. Cucumbers: Cucumbers are hydrating and contain electrolytes like potassium, magnesium, and calcium.

By incorporating these electrolyte-rich vegetables into your diet, you can support your body's electrolyte balance and overall health and do not forget to address the triggering factors!

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