Coffee & Hydration
How to kick coffee side effects for good with good hydration.
In this blog you will learn:
Firstly, let's get one thing straight. 👊 Coffee is very good.
We are big fans of coffee. This isn't us talking bad about coffee, it's a blog about how to get the most out of your morning brew, so let's get to it...
So why is coffee so good?
We know coffee itself has been linked to a range of benefits and contains some important nutrients like magnesium, manganese, riboflavin and niacin. It's also potentially linked to helping fight some brain-related diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia . Go coffee! So.. what's the bad news.
We know that coffee is a diuretic💧 and can lead to dehydration but what is commonly overlooked is the sodium loss that your morning reviver causes. 1 cup of a coffee can cause the body to lose 430mg of essential sodium🧂 along with other key minerals the body needs to thrive. The average Australian drinks 2 cups of coffee per day which means most Australians are losing around 860mg of sodium from their coffee alone. 🤯
It stands to reason that a lot of the negative side-effects of caffeine (jitters, cramps, nausea and headaches) can be mitigated by simply staying hydrated.
Why just water won't cut it.
We have spoken at length about why too much water is not a great idea. Sodium loss of that amount can be linked to many side effects such as light headedness, headaches, brain fog and fatigue. If you're one of the millions of people on this planet 🌏 experiencing side effects from coffee, don't forget about about the common overlooked mineral, humble old sodium. Try incorporating some salt into your water, or look to an electrolyte powder like our Everyday Hydration Salts, specifically formulated to re-hydrate you as efficiently as possible.
All electrolyte products aren't created equal.
Most electrolyte products on the market don’t contain the adequate amounts of electrolytes to truly feel the benefits. 👇 Our Everyday Hydration Salts are Australian Made, with zero sugar and are naturally sweetened. They were specifically made to work for you, not against!