(Natural News) Proper hydration is the key to maintaining overall heath, especially if you are physically active or are recovering from an illness. However, sometimes drinking water alone is not enough. Rehydration is not the same as electrolyte or mineral replacement. The water you drink should contain beneficial minerals and electrolytes to replenish those that your body loses every day. Minerals and electrolytes both play important roles in regulating the vital functions of your body. If you don’t have enough minerals and electrolytes in your body, it can lead to a variety of health issues.
There is a slight overlap between minerals and electrolytes. Minerals are naturally occurring nutrients that your body needs in order to function properly. Some examples of these include calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, and selenium. Electrolytes are certain minerals that can carry an electric charge when dissolved in water. Examples of electrolytes are sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride, and calcium. Electrolytes are crucial to maintaining your body’s water balance and supporting the healthy functions of your muscles and your nervous system. They can help to prevent muscle cramps and encourage the body to properly transport oxygen to your cells. (Related: Why are electrolytes so important?)
To keep your energy levels up, you need to regularly consume adequate amounts of electrolytes and minerals. Here are a few of the most important ones and how they can benefit your body:
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