Plants also crave it.. lol
The main purpose of recovery is to replace what was lost during training. The main things “lost” during training are water and electrolytes due to sweat. The main electrolyte lost in sweat is sodium, and focusing on replacing sodium after training is extra important as the other electrolytes are not lost nearly to the same degree. If you’re training hard, make sure you’re taking in plenty of water and don’t be afraid to consume more salt than the DRI. Proper hydration is necessary for cellular function and recovery, and both water and salt play a major role!
▪️ Based on: Kenney, W. L. (2004). Dietary water and sodium requirements for active adults. Sports Science Exchange, 17, 92.
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Now, I am in a power program and then there are no bombs, but I like the taste of salt water, lol.
I've started to add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt to glass of water every other hour. It's chock full of electrolytes and minerals and is great for rehydration. I use in my cooking and baking..mits a true staple in a home.
Pink Himalayan salt: Does it have any health benefits?