Summer is here, and it’s crucial that everyone consumes enough electrolytes to stay hydrated. Yes, you read correctly that hydration includes more than just water; It also includes salt (sodium) and coconut water (potassium). Both take care of osmosis in the human body, which keeps the body hydrated. Salt cannot be consumed directly; In fact, if you take it in the form of salt and water, you may feel hungry afterwards.
Electrolytes are found in pickles and pickle juice in the form of sodium, potassium, and magnesium. As a result, using it as a natural electrolyte is one of the most effective ways to get salt into the body without making meals salty and unappealing.
Celebrity fitness expert and nutritionist Yash Patel talks about the benefits of adding pickles:
. Reduces muscle cramps caused by dehydration that can cause poor recovery after exercise. About 1/3 cup of pickle juice is all it takes to get this effect. Pickle juice relieves cramps more than drinking the same amount of water. It also helped more than drinking anything at all.
. Most electrolyte drinks contain a lot of sugar which makes water pay a high cost to the human body in the form of excess fat, meaning that sugar can cause the fat buildup that comes in most electrolyte drinks ready.
. It is an easily available food/drink that can be carried together wherever you go for lunch or breakfast.
. It contains antioxidants such as vitamin C and A.
. Helps control blood sugar levels by eating a small serving of vinegar before a meal, vinegar helps regulate blood sugar levels after a meal in people with type 2 diabetes.
. Promotes gut health Vinegar is a fermented food. Fermented foods are beneficial for the digestive system. They encourage the growth and healthy balance of good bacteria and flora in your gut
Pickled mango is the best among all because mango inherits a lemony taste that dilutes the umami taste and makes your meal rich in sodium. Adequate sodium consumption helps keep you hydrated and avoids all the effects of intense sunlight and heat that lead to excessive water loss.
Salt can also be combined with yoghurt or some people like to eat salted lassi (very common in North East India) and yoghurt makes a great mix with salt due to its acidic taste.