Electrolytes are often associated with hydration. This is not the only thing that having enough amount of electrolytes in the body gives, as it also allows proper muscle contraction, maintains acid and fluid balance, and promotes proper function of the nervous system. Imbalance or low level of electrolytes may cause numbness, palpitation, fatigue, and muscle cramps. Some of the main electrolytes in the system are chloride, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. To determine the amount of electrolytes that foods have, the amount of the said minerals that they contain can be calculated and compared with the percent daily value (DV) recommended. Here are some of the foods that are high in electrolytes.
One cup or 245 grams of yogurt contains 189 mg of sodium, which is 7% of DV or recommended daily intake; 625 potassium that’s 17% DV; 47 mg, which is 12% DV; 488 mg calcium that’s 49% DV; and 385 mg, which is 39% DV. This totals to 125% DV of electrolytes. If 100 grams of yogurt is taken, you’ll get 51% of the recommended daily electrolytes intake. It’s also rich in vitamin B-2 and B-12, and it’s good for digestion.