Keto Diet – 3 Essential Minerals for Your Daily Diet
Ketogenic Diets: Daily Dose of 3 Essential Minerals
In the first few days to weeks of any keto diet, you may experience fat loss, and along with that loss, you lose water as well as sodium, magnesium, and potassium. Your body feels and functions best when your levels of sodium, magnesium, and potassium intake are well balanced. For keto dieters, proper daily intake of these three minerals helps you feel your best and also works to prevent the common side effects of keto dieting. Science tells us, ketogenic diets accelerate the loss of potassium and sodium in the body due to the decrease in insulin that results when restricting simple sugars and excess carbohydrates from our diet. While transitioning, people sometimes experience constipation, headaches, cramps, and feelings of being mildly lightheaded. To help prevent these flu-like symptoms–commonly referred to as the “keto flu”–dieters should focus on maintaining proper daily diet supplementation, which includes three essential minerals. When planning a keto diet, be sure to include a healthy daily dose of magnesium-rich leafy greens (including such dark greens as spinach, kale or arugula). Add to this unrefined salt, such as Himalayan salt–which can be sprinkled onto foods you eat and into the water you drink throughout the day. Strive to consume 1-2 teaspoons of unrefined salt daily. Magnesium is also a key player in easing your transition into ketosis and helping you feel your best throughout the diet process. Magnesium helps prevent and treat cramps, increases insulin sensitivity and is also believed to help improve the quality of your sleep. Lastly, but certainly not the least important, is potassium supplementation. Maintaining an adequate daily intake of potassium is essential to feeling your best while living the keto way.
KETO DIET MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS
Suggested keto dieter daily mineral dosing.
(For healthy adults who are without any special medical conditions)
Unrefined Sodium • 1-2 Teaspoons per day or 5-7 mg per day • Himalayan Salt is one great option
Potassium • 3,500 mg per day • Ideally, try Potassium Citrate
Magnesium • About 310 mg per day for Women • About 400 mg per day for Men • Ideally, in the form of Magnesium Citrate
When starting the BodyTech Ideal Protein protocol, your coach will advise you on any supplements are necessary for the diet protocol.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This and any other information found on this website is not intended to be medical advice, nor should it ever replace the advice of your medical adviser. Before using any vitamins, minerals or supplements, seek the prior approval of your personal physician and be sure to carefully review with them all health conditions, symptoms, medications (prescribed and over the counter) and supplements (herbal or otherwise) you are taking.