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Ever wondered why you are advised to drink fluids to keep the body functional and hydrated?

Have you ever wondered if the saving tip for people with diarrhea or vomiting is to drink more fluids?

Have you ever asked why your nutritionist says to take fresh fruit juices rather than additives-packed juice?

Ever wondered why persons who have high sweating rates are advised to drink adequate fluids?

If you have ever asked or never wondered why? I got great news for you; In today's Tuesday tips, I will share with you what body electrolytes are? And why you must stay full of it.


Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals and compounds that help your body do much of its work.

We get them from what we eat and drink, including sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, etc.

Their balance in the body is controlled mainly by hormones manufactured in the kidney and the adrenal glands.


1. They oversee your body's energy production and muscle contraction.

2. Transmission of nerve signals from heart, muscle, and nerve cells to other body cells.

3. They stimulate the thirst mechanism to make you drink more fluids when the body dehydrates.

4. Keep the pH (acid/alkaline) of your blood in the normal range

5. They regulate the fluid levels in your blood plasma and body, as the body is made of about 70% fluid.

6. They facilitate blood clotting in hemorrhage and serve as a building block for cell tissues.


Electrolyte levels can be measured in blood tests, and their stories must stay within a balanced range. Too much or too little of these electrolytes can cause grave health conditions (Heart failure, Kidney disease, Eating&Sleep disorders, Liver cirrhosis, Thyroid disease, etc.)

Cells malfunctioning symptoms include Lethargy, Numbness, Confusion, Cramps, Weakness, Swelling, Coma, High blood pressure, constipation, etc.

Here are TIPS for you to STAY BALANCED

1. Drink up and stay hydrated.

2. Eat foods rich in electrolytes, e.g., spinach, turkey, potatoes, beans, avocados, oranges, soybeans, strawberries, and bananas.

3. Cut down on consuming refined foods high in sodium, whose high intake poses a threat to your health.

4. Quit Alcoholism and smoking

5. Reduce your intake of green tea, as it is a diuretic (a substance that causes you to urinate more frequently), and increase the washing out of your body's electrolytes.

6. Avoid abusing medications such as steroids, diuretics, and laxatives.

7. Depending on your electrolyte disorder, consult your healthcare provider on the proper medications or supplements.

You have received clarity on the need to stay full and balanced of your body electrolytes, do have a refreshing night's rest.

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