What's your temperature gauge in the summer?
So the question for today is this . . . are you a summer "heat" lover or hater?
Well . . . yesterday we spoke of the importance of "potassium".
And today . . . we'll discover "potassium's" function in the summer heat.
So let's break it down to better understand . . .
The body's temperature gauge is supported by 2 systems . . .
The hypothalamus . . . which is a small portion of the brain that serves as the "command" center for numerous bodily functions like body temperature.
The skin . . . offers us "sweat glands" and "blood vessels" that are the body's venting, condensing and heat duct system, which controls the body's heating and cooling ability.
Now . . . as we've spoken in previous Health tips . . . sweating is a "good" thing.
Sweating is a natural and essential body process designed to help the body stay cool.
And as the body's temperature rises . . . it will automatically perspire to release salty liquid from the sweat glands to help cool us down.
Okay . . . so that's the good part . . . but . . . when we do sweat . . . we also lose water and electrolytes from the body, which must be replenished . . . or our temperature gauge will not function properly and we will become overheated.
So what are some of the minerals that help keep our temperature gauge regulated correctly???