Electrolytes


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http://foodbabe.com/2012/07/10/the-secret-behind-gatorade-how-to-replenish-electrolytes-naturally/

 

here is a good article of how to get electrolytes from other sources.

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All those ideas would be good post W30, as juicing/smoothies are discouraged on the W30 (plus one of the solutions had maple syrup: a no-no on the W30). 

The coconut water/chia seed one would probably be acceptable, but per this article, consume chia seeds only in limited quantities on the W30. http://whole9life.com/2013/06/the-official-can-i-have-guide-to-the-whole30/

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Anyone who is eating a good Whole30-style diet and using salt probably does not need supplemental electrolytes. Worrying about electrolytes leads to product sales, so you can be sure that you will hear a lot about your need of electrolytes and little about how you may already being getting enough. I know because I worried myself when I started practicing Bikram yoga. I contacted Melissa Hartwig and asked what I could do since I did not want to take the packets of flavored electrolyte supplements the studio I was attending sold. Melissa told me that I did not need supplements to participate in 90-minute hot yoga sessions, that my diet had me covered.

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Yes, different brands of coconut water do taste different! I've had good luck with O.N.E., Zico, Amy And Brian, and Zola brands. I did try another brand once and it was yucky, but I don't remember which it was.

 

However, Tom is correct. If you are eating enough and using salt in your food, you shouldn't need any additional electrolytes. Some cold coconut water after a workout is pretty refreshing though :D

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I eat enough and I salt aplenty but when I go out and run 12 miles (especially on a warmer day) the coconut water in my bottles makes a noticeable difference. I've never taken a hot yoga class so I don't know how that compares. 

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Could getting a high quality sea salt and adding a small amount to everything he drinks help? Or adding a squeeze of juice to water with the salt? I know that 'juice' isn't approved, but it's a thought. I routinely add a small pinch of salt to my water - it makes it somehow feel better and makes me more satisfied when I'm drinking it.

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