Do you remember the orange slices or Gatorade that were served at your soccer games when you were a child? You may be surprised to hear that the point of these snacks was to restore electrolytes. When you exercise, you lose electrolytes from sweating and it’s important to restore these to prevent cramps, headaches, fatigue, and dizziness. Start carrying these electrolyte boosting snacks in your gym bag.
Salted Almonds With Unsweetened Dried Fruit
This simple, delicious trail mix has almonds that have calcium, magnesium, and, sodium and the unsweetened dried fruit is rich in potassium.
Sliced Avocado With Salt and Lime Juice
Like we need a reason to eat more avocados! Did you know that avocados contain more potassium than bananas?
Tomato Juice or Tomato Soup
Soup may not travel well in gym bags, but you can always bring along some tomato juice. Like bananas and avocados, it’s high in potassium.
Another food rich in potassium is coconuts. Instead of drinking sugary sports drinks, choose coconut water instead.
Baked Potato or Acorn Squash
Baked potatoes or acorn squash also have lots of potassium, just sprinkle on some salt to give your body some much needed sodium.