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Minerals: Your Body's Bestie

A lot of Americans are deficent in minerals because of our poor diets. The body cannot make minerals, so they must be consumed. A deficiency in minerals can look different for everyone, but common symptoms include muscle cramps, anxiety, fatigue, constipation, restless sleep, etc. Replenishing our bodies with necessary minerals can improve these symptoms, helping our bodies be more resilient to stress. It is that simple!

How do we become deficient in minerals? To name a few:

  • Lack of including them in our diet

  • Not replenishing them after stress/exercise

  • Lack of nutrients in pre-ripened exported foods

How do we increase minerals in our diet?

  • Including nutrient-dense foods

  • Incorporating mineral drinks

  • Sourcing foods you can from farmers with sustainable farming practices

Minerals often work synergistically and interact, meaning balancing them is crucial. Excess of one mineral and less of another can disrupt their balance. When beginning to focus on mineral balance, I like to take a food-first approach. Using food before supplementing can be less shocking to your body if you're depleted in minerals.

Adding minerals to your diet can impact how you feel greatly. Plus, doing so is easy and tastes delicous.

Here are some of my favorite hydrating mineral drinks:

Coconut Mint Refresher

  • 8 Ounces coconut water

  • Wedge of a lime

  • Dropper of chlorophyll

  • Mint

Coconut Orange

  • 8 Ounces coconut water

  • 2-4 Ounces orange juice

  • Pinch sea salt

The Detoxer

  • Thumb of ginger or ginger juice

  • 2 Ounces Aloe vera juice

  • Pinch sea salt

  • Wedge of a lemon

  • Honey (optional)

  • 4 Ounces filtered water

Cycle Supporter

  • 4 Ounces raspberry tea

  • 2 Ounces cherry juice

  • 2 Ounces coconut water

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