By Jalal Bek
What is good and bad to us in order to lose weight naturally and durably!
90% of athletes would define Sodium as a mineral that has an important role in the hydration state of our body.
It also maintains the acid-base balance (PH) and is essential to the transmission of nervous influences and muscle contraction. Sodium is a phenomenon that affects absolutely everyone because it is found in salt. And as we know, salt is everywhere! In industrial products, and in everything you eat out in reality!
It is important to know that 1 g of salt = 400 mg of sodium, the excess of sodium (hyper-natraemia) is 2400 mg per day.
One teaspoon is 6 g and BOOOM! You are in hyper-natraemia! In addition, sodium becomes responsible for water retention, and worst, blood pressure will increase, with increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease (kidneys, osteoporosis…)
How to Get Rid of Water Retention?
Sodium retains water in the body, it is its primary role and the stock under the skin where the water retention phenomenon comes from, reduce salt and drink a lot of water “your body weight / 30”. The mineral potassium anti-sodium handles everything that is electric within our cells, so if there is an imbalance it will create complications! Maintaining the sodium / potassium balance in the direction of the dominant potassium will lead to the elimination of sodium, and therefore of the water retained.
Second, a set of disorders (constant fatigue, irritability, lack of concentration, muscle weakness, cramps…) may come from a lack of potassium!
In short, promote high-potassium foods and avoid high-sodium industrial foods. There is a part of your kilos that is directly or indirectly related to a subcarence in such a mineral, in such a vitamin! Think about it because the simple fact of rebalancing these “lacks” ratio 4700 mg potassium / 1700 mg sodium.
Also, be careful, it’s not because I say 4700 mg it must be 4700 mg accurate. This technique will eliminate your resulting pounds. Never forget that food is the first medicine as Hippocrates said but also your first fuel, choose a luxury fuel without waste!
Some food are high in potassium, for instance, cooked white beans, beetroot, spinach, pinto beans or red or navy beans, lentils, split peas, papaya, prune, chestnuts, broccoli, avocado, squash, pumpkin, potato (contains more with the peel), banana, chicken, turkey, clams, fish (halisbut, Atlantic cod, salmon, tuna), carrot, melon, yoghurt, orange, tomatoes.
Here are some tips to follow, – Do not overcook food: Potassium intake can be reduced by 60% if overcooked, – Avoid prepared foods, just to heat to be eaten: These foods tend to be low in potassium (and other nutrients), – Refueling during physical exercise: Drink or eat a food rich in potassium to replace the potassium that you lose via perspiration during long-term or exhausting physical workouts.