How Hydration and Nutrition Help Your Body’s Electrical Balance
If you’re no stranger to PEMF, you know how important electricity is to your body functioning in its best condition. At Life Pulse Therapy, we specialize in PEMF, which works to allow toxins to leave your cells and bring oxygen and nutrients into your cells through cellular exercise. While this procedure works beautifully for our bodies, it’s not the only thing you can do to maintain your body’s electrical balance. Just like with many other areas in our lives, what you put into your body has a profound impact. Consuming foods with electrolytes, plus receiving PEMF treatment, can significantly improve your pain and overall health. For this post, let’s dive into the food and nutrient side of our body’s electrical balance.
Incorporating electrolytes into your hydration and nutrition habits will significantly help your body’s electrical balance. Before we get into what foods you should reach for to maintain your electrolytes, it’s crucial to discuss how electrolytes work with your nutrition. With a big “why” as our foundation, we can get practical to start supplementing our daily diet with excellent nutrients.
Why Are Electrolytes Important?
When you hear electrolytes, you probably are thinking of sports drinks that athletes drink on the sidelines. That is just one example of electrolytes, but it’s a great starting point for discovering their importance. Electrolytes work to maintain the fluid balance in your body. When water can go in and out of cells efficiently with electrolytes, more electricity is created to power your body.
We probably don’t have to go into great detail about what happens if your body is low on electrolytes. It’s evident in how you feel and perform when your body is not receiving an efficient amount of electrolytes. Things like muscle cramps, dehydration, weakness, and fatigue could all be signs your body lacks in its electrical balance. The good news is you can quickly help your cells get what they need to thrive today!
When your cells are powered with electricity, more oxygen, nutrients, and fluids can go into the cells, which will help you feel your best! So yes, athletes turn to electrolytes in high-performance games to keep their bodies hydrated and in top condition. We can all benefit from electrolytes, though, just like we all can benefit from PEMF, and they are easy to find in foods around us.
Foods With Electrolytes
The minerals that become electrolytes when they interact with fluid in our bodies are ones you encounter every day at the grocery store and maybe even consume. Foods rich in calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium are excellent options to maintain your electrical balanced with electrolytes. While it’s easy to think of dairy products for calcium or bananas for potassium consumption, there are many options for both of these minerals and the other ones that aren’t as familiar. Take these suggestions as a launching pad because the possibilities are endless!
- Vegetables: spinach, broccoli, kale, collard greens, avocado, sweet potato (skin on for more nutrients), and squash
- Fruits: banana, dried apricots, prunes, kiwi, raisins, watermelon, cantaloupe
- Dairy: milk, cheese, and yogurt
- Protein: fish, nuts, nut butter, poultry, and eggs
- Beans and Lentils: Kidney beans, lentils, soybeans, and hummus
Drinks with Electrolytes
We already discussed the popular type of electrolyte drink, sports drinks like Gatorade or Powerade. Did you know that there are drinks with natural electrolytes too? While there’s nothing wrong with sports drinks, it’s just always a bonus when you can find the same nutrients occurring naturally in drinks we encounter frequently. We all know staying hydrated is absolutely essential in our daily lives, and beverages with electrolytes take it to the next level. Just like with foods with electrolytes, these drinks contain some of the essential nutrients like calcium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium that turn into electrolytes in your body.
- Orange Juice
- Coconut Water
- Soy Milk
- Tomato Juice
How Does This Apply to PEMF?
When you come to Life Pulse Therapy, we want you to have the best possible experience with your PEMF treatments. PEMF is an excellent tool because it works to charge every cell in your body with electricity so that you feel rejuvenated and free of pain. A great way to help your body continue to build that electrical balance with PEMF is to give it the hydration and nutrients it needs to produce electricity. Good nutrition and PEMF can genuinely help the success of your health.
If you’re looking for pain relief, bone and joint health, arthritis relief, reduced inflammation, or even just better sleep or stress management, then PEMF treatment might be right for you. You can read more about PEMF treatments and the many different conditions that can benefit from them. Contact us today to tell us your treatment needs at (239) 671-2412. You can also keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram.