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Dra. Maitee Forgione. FarmacƩutico, Magister en Planificacion Alimentaria y Nutricional, Experta en suplementos y complementos alimenticios.

Why are electrolytes important for weight loss?

Por quƩ son importantes los electrolitos para bajar de peso

Surely you have seen some advertisement where an athlete sweating profusely drinks a colored drink to "restore lost electrolytes". When it is finished, the soul returns to the body and continues exercising as if nothing had happened.

Although electrolytes are popular, many people don't quite know what they are. And much less do they know that they are important to lose weight.

If you want to lose weight, learn more about electrolytes and learn how to restore them naturally.

What do electrolytes have to do with diet?

You may be wondering, " but what are electrolytes" . They are electrically charged minerals, such as calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium.

Your body needs them for all its vital functions such as breathing, digestion, and many others. Also, they need perfect balance in your blood, urine, organs and tissues.

When you start a diet plan to lose weight, that balance is lost and one of your body's responses is to make you feel hungry , but a lot.

Look at the reasons:

  • When you diet , you decrease your regular intake of electrolytes that you enter your body through your food and drink.

  • If you decide to lose weight by eliminating carbohydrates or fasting, insulin and blood sugar levels are suppressed, causing the kidneys to retain less sodium and water. Low insulin causes the body to retain less water and sodium, which it expels in the urine. That causes electrolyte imbalances.

  • And if at the same time you do exercises to lose weight, you eliminate them through sweat, causing an imbalance that affects the transport of nutrients into all your cells.

7 keys to replenish electrolytes and lose weight

To avoid imbalance due to low electrolyte intake and so that you can meet your goal of losing weight without giving up, you can implement these actions in your day to day:

  1. Take care of the food you eat : have a balanced, natural and healthy diet, with the right amount of nutrients and calories to lose weight without harming your health.

  2. Eat These High-Electrolyte Food Groups

  • Nonfat dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, and hard cheeses, provide protein and electrolytes, such as potassium, calcium, sodium, chloride, and iodine. Drinking nonfat fluid milk helps prevent electrolyte imbalances associated with dehydration.

  • Whole grains and whole grains have calcium, magnesium, sodium and chloride.

  • Meats, beans, and seafood are sources of electrolytes. Eat a variety of them routinely.

  • Fruits like papaya, plums, mango, orange and watermelon.

  • Vegetables and leafy greens, such as spinach, kale and mustard greens, broccoli, red onions, peas, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, and turnips. Eat 2.5 cups of vegetables per day. Vegetable juices and soups provide you with electrolytes and hydration.

  1. Coconut water: provides all the electrolytes, it is also an excellent moisturizer, refreshing and revitalizing.

  2. Drink water daily: for women approximately 11.5 glasses (2.7 liters), neither less nor more, since excess water is also bad for your health.

  3. Avoid sugary electrolyte drinks: Since cutting sugar is important for weight loss, these drinks are counterproductive. You can consume them without sugar or with natural sweeteners such as stevia.

  4. Practice healthy lifestyle habits: exercise, walk, meditate, sleep well and put aside toxic substances such as smoking and alcoholic beverages, this helps maintain the balance of electrolytes in your body.

  5. Use electrolyte supplements: they will guarantee you all the ones you need so you don't feel hunger pangs during weight loss.

At Evolution Advance Nutrition we developed Electrolyte Max .

It is a weight loss supplement , although it may not seem like it. It comes in capsules that include calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium to keep them balanced in your body, providing you with optimal hydration and replacing the ones you lose.

The difference between Elektrolyte Max and other similar supplements is that it includes boron and BioperineĀ®, two ingredients that increase the absorption of the product and promote the generation of antioxidant enzymes. Therefore, you can feel its benefits in an accelerated way


Practice these actions, not only will you combat the excessive desire to eat in your weight loss process, you will also feel greater well-being, more energy and a better mood.

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