Electrolytes are essential minerals such as sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium etc. They are essential in helping your body do much of its work like producing energy and regulating water, muscle function and metabolism.
Through a nutritious diet you should get all the necessary electrolytes. However. when restricting your diet or eating times, you might be at risk of electrolyte deficiency. This can cause fatigue, headache, nausea and muscle cramps. Yet another reason to look at your intermittent fasting diet or choose a professionally created intermittent fasting meal plan to ensure you get all the necessary nutrients.
Since electrolytes are mostly lost through sweat and urine, they’re often talked about in relation to dehydration and mentioned in ads for sports drinks. Therefore if you exercise regularly and restrict your food intake with intermittent fasting, it’s worth looking into electrolyte supplements. This way, you can ensure a healthy electrolyte balance in your body.