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Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
"Am I representing y our views accurately?" With explicit acknowledgment of individual variation, and a reminder that real foods tend to be deficient in sodium, specifically, unless sa...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 18, 4:55pm

Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
"Lets try to get back to the basic points:" I'd say the *basic* point, at least my basic point, was that if you're eating and snacking on real food with adequate salt added, th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 18, 4:07pm

Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
"Two scenarios come to mind: "1) A long distance hiker, such as Malto, averaging about 30 mpd for a prolonged period" In my experience, 30 mpd is just around the point when it ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 18, 3:56pm

Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
"I eat breakfast and dinner, snack on the stuff most people snack on, and bring potato chips or similar on the hot days. It works for me" and "I'll echo everything Nick sai...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 18, 3:14pm

Re: Re: "Electrolyte needs and real food"
"For example, my peculiar system doesn't like food for the first 2 hours in the morning; if I do eat during that time, I invariably feel very nauseated...so I just don't eat until late...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 18, 3:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
Thanks for the clarification, Malto. That makes it a lot more interesting. Is it easy for you to list what you would have had for food on those days? It might suggest a likely answer as to which...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 17, 6:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
"On my PCT hike that was indisputably confirmed. Every resupply had electrolyte capsules, I had a supply of over 500. I only had cramps two nights when I laid down the entire trip. Those were ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 17, 4:11pm

Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
"*) What do these sources say about Ca and Mg? I note that virtually all commercial sports drinks include those two as well." The study cited above described a 20 mg Ca loss. As far as...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 17, 4:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
""So 20-30 meq/L (Na+) means 1150-1750 mg/L (NaCl)" "OK. If you say so. "But This Site says 20meq/L is only 460 mg." Ralph included the Chloride in the weight...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 16, 8:57pm

Re: Re: Electrolyte needs and real food
Apologies for not making it explicit that I'd done the mEq conversion before comparing sources with standards. The 30 mEq of Na/L is ~ 700 mg/L, and the 5 mEq of K/L is ~ 60 mg/L. To get 3L wor...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte needs and real food
November 16, 8:52pm

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