The temperature will rise above 30 degrees again and we might be heading for another hot summer. On the one hand, that’s great fun and we hope everyone is enjoying it to the fullest!
But it does call for extra measures…
During hot days it is important to take in extra minerals, because we lose a lot of minerals. Children, pregnant women and the elderly are especially vulnerable and more likely to suffer from deficiencies.
The richest sources of minerals are fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, levels of minerals in the diet have been greatly reduced, and pesticides also cause reduced absorption.
Measurements of fruits and vegetables show that the amounts of e.g. calcium and magnesium have sometimes decreased by up to 80%!
And these are precisely the minerals that are so important to deacidify our bodies after drinking wine, eating ice cream and other acidifying foods.
Calcium and magnesium are also necessary to keep the moisture in our body cells at a good level, because we are sweating more now. In addition, extra minerals are important to keep your skin well hydrated and your mind sharp.
What are signs you can look out for?
A feeling of sluggishness;
A fuzzy feeling in your head;
Skipping your heart muscle;
Dry skin and dry lips.
But even if you don’t recognize yourself in this, you lose a lot more minerals during this weather than you normally would. You sweat more and then you lose not only moisture but also certain minerals called electrolytes. Calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium are also called electrolytes. Adequate amounts of these minerals ensure proper acidity of your body fluids, one of the most important pillars of a healthy body.
Also, when we sweat we lose certain trace elements, including zinc, copper and chromium.
We run out of supplies pretty quickly when we sweat a lot, especially calcium and sodium, after only about 5 liters. But of course the loss already starts with the first drops of sweat.
A mineral supplement as a supplement to your diet is really no luxury and for the summer months this is even more true.
Okinawa minerals consist of calcium and magnesium in substantial amounts and 76 trace elements. The powder form ensures an extremely high absorption rate. And that’s a good thing with the upcoming extreme temperatures, because there is no mineral complex that matches this. The Okinawa minerals are so concentrated that they are more base forming (and thus deacidifying) than fruits and vegetables.
The image above shows that the ionic water with the Okinawa minerals is more alkaline than fruits and vegetables and therefore ideally suited to counteract acidification. Acidification, which is largely caused by a mineral deficiency in the body, is at the root of virtually all Western chronic diseases.
How do you use the Okinawa minerals?
Add a scoop of Okinawa minerals to your water jug or bottle of water. You can do the same with your smoothie. For extra sodium, add a generous pinch of Celtic sea salt. To supplement your potassium, you can eat a few dried apricots (the dark brown variety) every day, drink regular (organic) tomato juice or make a refreshing gazpacho. The gazpacho or tomato juice is also excellent for giving an extra boost of minerals, as it has a neutral taste. The Okinawa minerals are free of additives. They are suitable from baby to elderly.
Mineral booster: Gazpacho with tomato and watermelon and Okinawa minerals
A delicious and healthy mineral-rich recipe for summer days is a gazpacho with tomato and watermelon.
Ingredients for 4 people:
- 450 grams watermelon, cut in small pieces, the seeds may be blended with
- 4 ripe tomatoes, diced
- 1 cucumber, cubed
- ½ red pepper, finely chopped
- 1 spring onion
- Lime juice from 1 organic lime plus rasp
- Black pepper from the mill and Celtic sea salt
- Basil for garnish
- If necessary, add a dash of balsamic vinegar and a knob of coconut oil.
- Okinawa minerals
Additional: blender (or food processor)
Add all ingredients together in a blender or food processor and chill the gazpacho in the refrigerator. Pour into glasses and garnish each glass with a few leaves of torn basil.
Don’t be too stingy with the Celtic sea salt and also eat some watermelon seeds. These are very rich in zinc. The unrefined sea salt provides the necessary sodium and the tomatoes are full of potassium.
Combined with the Okinawa minerals you will get a real mineral boost, which will keep your hydration in check, make it easier to lose excess weight, hydrate your skin and keep your mind sharp.
Drink for breakfast, lunch or snack.
For more information on Okinawa minerals, read the brochure or watch the webinar below.