When our infant or child is having chronic vomiting or diarrhea, perhaps due to intestinal flu, there is nothing more important to us moms, than giving her/him some fluids.
Pedialyte might come to mind, but let's rethink this!
"Pedialyte, a miserable chemically loaded twin of Gatorade marketed to the American Mothers as something revolutionary new and healthful. Well, I have done my best digging for it. And? And I have found nothing, zero value!" - Nick, PhD in Organic Chemistry - DyeDiet Blog
Electrolytes in Pedialyte and Gatorade are important because they are what your cells (especially nerve, heart, muscle) use to maintain voltages across their cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses (nerve impulses, muscle contractions) across themselves and to other cells.
Your kidneys work to keep the electrolyte concentrations in your blood constant despite changes in your body. For example, when you exercise heavily, you lose electrolytes in your sweat, particularly sodium and potassium.
These electrolytes must be replaced to keep the electrolyte concentrations of your body fluids constant. But what about all the sugars, additives, dyes and chemicals that are added to Pedialyte and Gatorade?
Do you really want to add toxins and chemicals into your sick child's little body? Of course not!
You want to add the electrolytes nature intended to supply.
Common symptoms of Electrolyte Imbalance are:
As for your body, the major electrolytes are as follows:
We will use lots of fresh lemon juice, because lemon has:
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Nutrition Specialist and Juice Fasting Coach
Hi, I'm Monika. I'm a Mother to two teenage boys. I'm married for 22 years. As a Nutrition Specialist, I have researched and practiced European Fasting Traditions for almost two decades, and this wisdom I'm thrilled to share with you.