Are you giving what your body what it needs?

Electrolytes - labels of important electrolytes We get how important it is to keep an eye on your electrolytes, especially if you’re rocking the keto lifestyle. We know that going low-carb can mess with your electrolyte balance, and that’s where we come in. We’ve got your back with all sorts of cool tips and tricks to help you stay on course and feel your best. So, kick back, relax, and let us handle the electrolyte side of things while you focus on crushing those keto goals!

Electrolytes are vital substances that naturally have a positive or negative charge when dissolved in water. All of them are essential and have important roles in maintaining a healthy body. It is beneficial for everyone to be mindful of their electrolyte levels, especially if you live a Keto Lifestyle.

When living a low-carb lifestyle, sometimes your diet may be lacking in important minerals, particularly sodium.

Types of Electrolytes

Sodium – crucial for nerve and muscle function and helps your body to maintain a healthy blood volume level. 

Calcium – is needed for the body to maintain strong bones and proper functions of the heart, muscles, and nerves. 

Magnesium – the “calming mineral” It helps our muscles, brain, and heart relax. 

Potassium – has an important role in muscle contractions, heart function, and balancing fluids It also lowers the risk of kidney stones and high blood pressure. 

Phosphate – helps your body to metabolize nutrients.

Chloride – the second most abundant ion in the body. It is used to maintain an all-around balance of fluid. 

Bicarbonate – A small amount of the Carbon dioxide that our body makes gets recycled into bicarbonate and is used to keep your blood pH levels at a normal level.

A decrease in electrolytes can lead to fatigue, weakness, headaches, and brain fog. It is, what is widely known as, the dreaded “keto flu”!

How can you deal with or hopefully even prevent the keto flu?

First, the salt shaker is your friend! Salt is needed for balancing fluids in the body, and to keep muscles and nerves at optimum level. Of course, too much sodium can lead to other issues. As always, we encourage you to stay in tune with your body and make the Keto Lifestyle fit YOU!

While starting or reestablishing your keto lifestyle it may be helpful to drink broth daily. Broth is a great low-carb and low-protein snack that will help keep you feeling your best. A cup of broth, bone broth, or bouillon with a tablespoon of butter mixed in will turn into a delicious soup with little effort. The butter accentuates the flavor and gives you needed fat macros. Oh! Using a frother will add extra richness to this snack.

Need something else to try here is our favorite AILI Salted Caramel Electrolyte Coffee . AILI Stevia is perfect in this drink and it makes it so easy to indulge in something sweet while your our and about!

The other minerals can be found in many other keto-friendly foods. Incorporate potassium-foods like avocados, spinach, pork chops and fatty fish into your diet to help maintain electrolyte balance. Also, consider including magnesium-rich foods such as nuts, seeds, and leafy greens to support overall health.

Keep Tabs on your Body:

  1. Stay Hydrated: One of the easiest ways to monitor electrolyte levels is by paying attention to your hydration status. If you’re feeling thirsty, it could be a sign that your electrolyte balance is off. Keep a water bottle handy and sip on fluids throughout the day, especially if you’re sweating a lot due to exercise or hot weather.
  2. Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to how you’re feeling. Symptoms like muscle cramps, fatigue, dizziness, or irregular heartbeat could indicate an electrolyte imbalance. If you notice any of these signs, it’s essential to address them promptly.
  3. Track Your Intake: Keep track of your electrolyte intake, especially when following a specific diet like keto. Low-carb diets can lead to increased excretion of electrolytes, so it’s crucial to monitor your consumption.

By staying hydrated, listening to your body’s signals, and tracking your electrolyte intake, you can effectively keep tabs on your electrolyte levels and maintain optimal balance for overall health and well-being.


*A deficiency will cause as many problems as an excessive amount of any type of electrolyte.

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