Electrolytes: Essential Minerals

You may not know or understand how essential these minerals are in helping our bodies perform key functions, so I will break down the importance and function of electrolytes and why you need to make sure your levels are adequate!

𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹𝘆𝘁𝗲𝘀 stimulate muscle contraction, especially calcium. They carry electrical impulses and trigger nerve responses, allowing muscle fibres to slide together and move over each other as the muscle shortens and contracts. Magnesium is required in this process also when the muscles slides outwards and relaxes after contraction. These essential minerals also regulate our bodies pH levels, which is the measure of how acidic or alkaline our blood is. If it deviates from the range of 7.35, the body won't function properly.


🍌 Bananas are rich of potassium.

🥛 Dairy products are rich in calcium and potassium.

🥑Avocados and sweet potatoes are another rich source of potassium.

🥜 Seeds and nuts provide a fair amount of magnesium.

🍊Orange, lemon and pomegranate juices are packed with electrolytes.

Athletes can top up electrolytes by consuming sports drinks during and after long vigorous exercises. The amounts of electrolytes in sports drinks and infused waters vary from brand to brand, so make sure to check the nutrition label before purchase.

💡Not reaching peak performance? Need help getting a good read on your electrolytes intake? Email nutrition@taimurcantoni.com

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