According to medical school researchers cited by the National Institutes of Health, all solid foods replace electrolytes lost through sweat. Water is sufficient for rehydration when accompanied by solid food to replace lost electrolytes.Know More
Problems with low electrolytes in otherwise healthy people come largely from drinking excessive amounts of fresh water without additional food. Fresh water contains very low concentrations of electrolytes, and it can dangerously dilute electrolytes in blood when consumed in large quantities, especially during exercise when electrolytes are rapidly lost through sweating. The greatest danger comes specifically from hyponatremia, or too little sodium in the bloodstream, which is a potentially life-threatening condition that has killed several athletes. Eating some solid food alleviates this risk, as can simply not drinking too much water.
Sodium is not the only physiologically important electrolyte, though. Others include potassium, calcium, magnesium, chloride, phosphate and carbonate. These are important to all known higher life forms, including all those that people consume as food. Certain foods contain more of some relatively scarce electrolytes, such as potassium and calcium, but electrolytes are found in significant concentration in all fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products and eggs — effectively in everything except fresh water and excessively dilute sports drinks.Learn more about Food Facts
Common macrobiotic foods include whole grains, such as brown rice, rye, millet, buckwheat and barley. Vegetables are also important for macrobiotic diets, and should be steamed, boiled or baked. Beans also make up a large portion of a macrobiotic diet, while seeds and nuts are acceptable in moderation.Full Answer >
Foods containing omega-9 include avocados, peanuts, sesame oil, virgin olive oil and canola oil. Omega-9 is also found in nuts such as almonds, pecans, pistachios, cashews, hazelnuts and macadamia. Omega-9 fatty acids are monounsaturated fats that have many health benefits.Full Answer >
An avocado is considered as a high-fat food, as it contains approximately 30 grams of total fat. One ounce of almonds contains more than 14 grams of fat, also making them a high-fat food. Additionally, olives, flax, sesame seeds and certain fish, such as salmon, are high-fat foods.Full Answer >
Some unprocessed foods are fruits and vegetables, dairy products, seeds and nuts. Although the definition of processed foods is not completely concrete, there are some general characteristics of processed foods. Processed foods are usually packaged in cans or boxes and have considerably longer ingredient lists than unprocessed foods.Full Answer >