💥 Water alone does NOT hydrate you 💥
Water molecules need SODIUM to attach to the cells in your body for optimal hydration. Without sodium, water will go right through you. As a result, you aren’t actually hydrating, and your body will crave more and more water, creating the “always thirsty” feeling or a fake hunger.
I noticed this while I was training for my first marathon. I’m a big water drinker, but I was constantly thirsty, in the afternoon I would feel drained, and sometimes I “felt” hungry when in fact I was not.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post on WHAT to look for in a hydration source and what NOT to use❗The research that I’ve done & what I learned in my female physiology for endurance athletes course has been game changing for me and my runners❗
➡️ It’s common among runners.
I needed to replace my electrolytes:
And I was going to do it the RIGHT way. No Gatorade, Powerade, or other sports drinks for me – they have a carbohydrate concentration of 5% or more and contain fructose or maltodextrin, which actually leads to DEHYDRATION❗
I drink my PLANT-BASED, ALL NATURAL, healthy Gatorade, without the added sugars and artificial ingredients. It doesn’t contain fructose OR maltodextrin 🙌 and has a carbohydrate solution of 3%. It’s 💥HYPOtonic💥, meaning it is LESS concentrated & therefore will absorb faster into your blood stream, ushering its electrolyte content & aiding the body’s fluid balance. And it also contains QUERCETIN, which is an anti-histamine, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and a great pain killer❗
I drink it EVERY morning during my workout & finish it after my run if there is any left, as well as in the afternoons if I start to feel drained or dehydrated.
Make sure you are staying hydrated and know WHAT you are putting IN your body❗
🌞 This summer I’ll be drinking it at the lake and while gardening or mowing AND I love making POPSICLES for after a hot run❗