Thursday, June 30, 2011

Is your energy being zapped?

If you drink iced coffee for energy, you may want to check the ingredients.  Some syrup flavors contain sodium benzoate which will zap the energy out of your body.  The additive is also found in Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper and some flavored water and fruit drinks.  Coca Cola elimated its use in 2008.  Try ordering organic syrups next time you look to boost your energy with coffee.

More than half of women are deficient in Potassium which will cause fatigue.  This is due to fluctuating estrogen levels that leads to potassium loss.  Warm weather and high salt diets can cause a minimal drop in potassium making you feel fatigued.  A simple hair analysis can pinpoint potassium levels.
If you take magnesium and potassium together, you could feel more energized.  Aim for 400 mg of magnesium and 4,700 mg of potassium.  Eating food like spinach, avacados and bananas can help fill the patassium needs.
When it is hot outside try drinking coconut milk to help replace electrolytes lost through sweat.  Coconut milk contains 600 mg of potassium.
Himalayan salt helps promote a healthy mineral balance.  Place 1/4 cup of himilayan salt crystals in a jar and fill it with water.  Let it sit covered overnight.  Mix 1/2 tsp. of solution into a glass of water and drink 15 minutes before breakfast.
Stay energized by promoting a healthy mineral balance...

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