Updated: Dec 21, 2019
What you can consume, besides water, to stay hydrated
You’ve heard it before. “As an athlete, it’s important that you’re hydrated”.
Honestly, most athletes know that they need to be hydrated, but struggle to do so.
The most common advice that I hear is "just drink more water". I'm not going to sit here and say that you shouldn't drink water all day. You absolutely SHOULD drink water all day to stay hydrated.
However, life is busy and despite drinking water all day long, you still may not be hydrated due to your needs for vigorous training.
PLUS, hydration is not only achieved with water alone.
You know this.
That's why there are all of these sports drinks out there with a bunch of artificial sweeteners, artificial colors and other unnecessary additives.
I want to give you something that goes beyond just fluids. I'm talking hydration to the cellular level.
Here’s a simple hack for hydration (and makes for good pre/post/during workout fuel).
Again, hydration is not only about water. It’s about electrolyte balance.
Sodium, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium are the most important nutrients involved in electrolyte balance.
Potassium is especially important because it helps bring water into the cells to utilize (which hydrates you). You want to try and combine potassium with the other electrolytes or have a good source of most in a snack.
Here’s one example with all 3:
Tip: There are a few items that are repeated like the almonds which are rich in magnesium AND calcium. Spinach is rich in both Potassium AND Magnesium. Avocados are rich in both Magnesium AND Potassium.
You can have fun with this!
In my program, I provide you with Menus which also help you to incorporate these into your diet.
Are you ready to lift your nutrition? Click on this link for more information: https://go.nutrirev.org/training-video33640482