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Health benefits of electrolyte water
Team Sea and Coast | 10/03/2021
Electrolytes are minerals that carry an electrical charges when dissolved in water. It is also called alkaline water as it is infused with electrically charged minerals like sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium. Some benefits of having electrolyte water:-
 

Improves exercise performance

While exercising, we need additional fluids to replace water lost in sweat because even 1-2% loss of water lead to decrease strength, speed and focus. Taking electrolyte infused water improves the functioning of heart, brain, muscle and nervous system function. 
 

Prevents heat stroke 

From mild heat rash to severe life threatening heatstroke, hot weather can put health at risk. Our body manages to release the heat through skin by sweating, but this natural cooling system fails in extreme hot weather, rising the body temperature dangerously. 
The best way to prevent heat related illnesses is to limit exposure in the heat and getting plenty of fluids and electrolytes. 
 

Supports the functioning of nervous system

Our nervous system is a collection of nerves and specialised cells that transmit the signals from brain to other parts of the body. Even a small drop in the hydration can lead to decrease cognitive abilities, concentration, alertness. With 3% dehydration reaction time becomes equivalent to someone with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% . 
Drinking electrolyte contains sodium, potassium and magnesium. 
Sodium- initiates the electrical impulses required for proper communication. 
Potassium- neutralizes the nerve cell so that it can reintiate subsequent electrical impulses. 
Magnesium- allows for effective transmission of electrical impulses. 
 

How to prepare electrolyte water at home?

To make 250ml of electrolyte water, we need 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1.5 cups of unsweetened coconut water, 2 cups of water. 
Bring all ingredients together, mix them well and we are done.
 
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