Summer is here and staying hydrated can be extremely important. Sweating is a sign of your body overheating and in order to cool yourself down, in the process, not only do you end up losing fluids, but you also end up losing vital life-supporting minerals such as sodium and potassium. So what are some of the best sources of electrolytes that you can consume when you're out battling the scorching summer's heat? We've listed 5 drinks that you can and probably should consume to top up your electrolyte levels this summer.
One of the most effective supplements that can help restore your electrolyte levels when out battling the summer heat is the good old Electral powder. Available in sachets and at local pharmacies, it makes for an ideal substitute for otherwise sugar-packed energy drinks.
Tender Coconut water:
The best electrolyte-packed energy drink straight from mother nature is coconut water. Not only is it sweet, but it also comes packed with electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, manganese, copper, iron, and selenium, along with carbohydrates to keep you fuelled and your energy levels topped up throughout the day.
A surprise entrant in this list for many is good old moo juice, but hear us out. Milk isn't just a cereal or tea/coffee beverage, but is extremely versatile and can be beneficial. Milk contains a fair amount of minerals such as potassium, calcium, and sodium. Cow milk also has a good balance of carbs, fats, and protein.
Fresh lime water/soda:
The most popular summer-time drink is good old nimbu pani or nimbu soda, and for good reason, as, limes contain a fair amount of potassium, and a fair amount of salt is also added to the mix, thus making it a good source of sodium as well. Just ensure that you opt for the sugar-free one, as opposed to the ones packed with sugar.
Fruit and vegetable smoothies are an amazing source of a mixture of various minerals, along with dietary fiber, vitamins, and natural sugars to keep your energy levels topped up. Blending fruits and vegetables ensures that you get the perfect concoction of super-foods and adding vegetables and fruits such as cucumber, watermelons, berries etc will keep you fuelled up and hydrated throughout the day.
As temperatures keep rising, staying hydrated can prove to be life-saving, and can prevent strokes, etc. Staying hydrated can also ensure that you maintain high energy levels to carry out your day-to-day activities and maintain optimum energy levels.
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