You might have noticed that working out or sweating excessively may leave you feeling tired and dehydrated even when you drink plenty of water.
This is because sweat isn’t just made of water, it’s also full of electrolytes like sodium. And since plain water doesn’t actually contain electrolytes, you have to replenish your stock with certain juices, foods or supplements.
What Are Electrolytes?
According to Healthline, electrolytes are acids, bases or salts that take on a positive or negative charge when they dissolve in your body fluids .
Sodium is the major positive ion in fluid outside your cells. It controls body fluids, blood pressure, muscle and nerve function and helps balance other electrolytes.