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Using salts to stay hydrated

Asked on March 25, 2014
Created March 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM

I just recovered from a horrible stomach bug, where I threw up 50-60 times in the span of about 12 hours. As a part of my recovery, I tried some things from my pre-primal days, namely Powerade and Coca-Cola. As much as I don't advocate them for normal use, they seemed to be very helpful for helping me recover from the dehydrated condition. I've had problems with dry and itchy skin, but the day after the Powerade and Coca-Cola, my skin was smooth and hydrated.

As a result, I'm wondering if my normal, primal diet has me deficient in some of the nutrients and electrolytes which I might have found in the Powerade and Coke. Not to justify their regular use, because of the sugar and artificial ingredients, but because I would like to learn about what specifically I might be lacking or if the data was just coincidental.

If it helps: I drink plenty of water, black coffee, and tea throughout the day, my urine is always pale, and I don't sweat often because most of my exercise is low-intensity.

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