Kids are active and energetic! However most of the time it is difficult to feed them with extra nutrients they need through regular meals. This is why parents need to know the ways to provide them the extra nutrients they need. Electrolytes are one of such that needs to include in their diet to keep the kids hydrated. Anyway before talking the benefits of electrolytes for Kids, do you know what are these?
What are Electrolytes?
Electrolytes help to keep kids hydrated.Electrolytes are the minerals that help regulate body processes. We know that kids can easily get dehydrated. In some cases such as sicknesses, doctors often recommend parents to add electrolytes rich food to kid’s diet in order to supply them necessary hydration. This can be easily done by using electrolyte solution specially made for children. However if you purchase electrolyte solutions or electrolyte drinks for kids, be sure to read the product descriptions and labels to understand the product. Check whether the product include artificial colouring and sweetener which is again not good for the children’s health.
Anyway don’t worry. There are electrolyte solutions which are natural, non-GMO, gluten free and free from artificial coloring and sweeteners are available in the market. Therefore be sure to do your product research before buying such drinks for your young kids!
What are the Benefits of Electrolytes for Kids
Basically Electrolytes help to keep kids hydrated while replenish their energy levels.
Not only kids, even grown up adults can take electrolytes after heavy workout or due to a condition that make you dehydrate. However in this post we shall look in to the specific benefits of Electrolytes for young children.
Electrolytes provide rapid boost to hydration of the body during a condition such as vomiting, diarrhea and heat exhaustion. It is suitable for any condition that requires rapid rehydration. Similarly, Electrolytes are used after sports or play activities which can make kids dehydrated.
How to boost electrolytes level of the kids
Replenishing lost electrolytes after a health condition or any sweating activity is not that difficult unless your kids are in extreme health condition that needs a doctor’s attention and advice. We strongly recommend you to seek health care provider’s advice before using such products for your kids. However here are some easy ways to replenish the electrolytes level of the kids.
Natural foods such as banana, dairy, watermelon and coconut water are excellent sources of the electrolytes. These foods include most of the necessary minerals for the body and these foods are capable of boosting hydration level really fast.
Other than that you can also buy electrolyte solutions or electrolyte drinks to boost the energy level rapidly. As mentioned before, be sure to choose electrolyte drinks that are suitable for kids and free from artificial colouring, sweetener and flavor.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog which she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences.She is a Contracts Engineer by profession and recently launched her own Engineering consultancy service Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)