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What are electrolytes and how do they affect the body? Electrolytes are chemicals that conduct electricity when mixed with water. They regulate nerve and muscle function, hydrate the body, balance blood acidity and pressure, and help rebuild damaged tissue. The muscles and neurons are sometimes referred to as the "electric tissues" of the body. It is important to keep electrolytes balanced when doing keto.
Electrolytes hydrate the body, they are chemicals that conduct electricity when mixed with water and help nerve and muscle function amongst many other things. When you dump sugar and your carb intake decreases, you excrete fluid along with electrolytes through urine and you may experience symptoms dubbed the keto flu. Optimally raising your vegetable intake to high amounts of veggies can help to rebalance; or some people add a quality electrolyte powder that has no sugar nor maltodextrin for example. Recall though that the goal is not to have to add supplementation and to learn how to eat for health as primary; but if you need to supplement then so be it while balancing or transitioning as going from high carb to keto is quite an adjustment for the body. Some electrolyte drinks may contain as much as 21g of sugar so beware your sugars and read your labels as remember you wish to reduce sugars and carbs on keto and not add alot. Research, as far back as several decades ago and as recently as 2013, suggests pickle juice relieves cramps. In a 2013 study, cramps lasted about 49 seconds less when participants drank pickle juice rather than water so this as well is another aid used by ketoers to balance some of the electrolyte minerals as well. For me personally I created my own pickle juice recipe which I posted in the group here and it makes 4 jars at a time and raising my veggie intake pretty high helped alot for cramping and me to rebalance my own electrolytes. Some of the most common electrolytes (minerals) found in the body include: Calcium Chloride Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium The keto flu symptoms can be triggered by imbalances of several electrolytes, but the normal culprits are usually sodium, potassium, and magnesium.
The keto flu symptoms can be triggered by imbalances of several electrolytes, but the normal culprits are usually sodium, potassium, and magnesium.

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