What is the Keto Flu?
Keto flu is the name given to a set of symptoms some people experience when first starting keto. It’s not actually a flu and definitely not contagious, but it can become quite tiring.
Keto flu symptoms are very similar to that of your regular flu and can last anywhere from a day to a few weeks! You may experience
Seeing these symptoms is a sign that you were very dependent on carbohydrates! Your body is going through withdrawal from sugar and carby foods.
Alleviate Keto Flu = Replenish Electrolytes!
One of the main causes of keto flu is lack of electrolytes. An electrolyte deficiency can be caused by a few things, most prevalent of which are your water intake and foods you may not be eating enough of.
Make sure to replenish your electrolytes by introducing foods that are high in electrolytes into your diet.
Low Carb Foods That Are High in Electrolytes
|Potassium||avocados, nuts, dark leafy greens such as spinach and kale, salmon, plain yogurt and mushrooms|
|Magnesium||nuts, dark chocolate, artichokes, fish and spinach|
|Sodium||salt, soup broth, pickles and sauerkraut|
|Calcium||cheese, leafy greens, broccoli, seafood (sardines!) and almonds|
|Phosphorus||meats, cheese, nuts, seeds and dark chocolate|
|Chloride||most vegetables, olives, and salt|
Daily Electrolyte Needs:
Magnesium: 300mg women and 400mg for men daily, total intake plus supplementary.
Potassium: 4700mg total dietary intake plus supplementary.
Sodium: 5000mg total dietary intake plus supplementary.
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