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Vital Broth Recipe for Electrolytes

4Electrolytes include sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate, phosphate, and sulfate. They are what your body needs to communicate at a cellular level. They are needed for many functions in the body including digestive, nervous, cardiac, and muscular systems.

You lose electrolytes when you get dehydrated through things like fevers, prolonged vomiting or diarrhea, excessive exercise, and just being outdoors when it is really hot outside. (Other health issues, cancer treatments, and taking certain medications can also deplete your electrolytes.) It is important to keep your electrolyte levels balanced. Continue reading

Oma and Opa Soup (Meatball Soup)

Named after my parents (Oma and Opa being Dutch for Grandmother and Grandfather), this is the soup my mother (and later my father) made weekly when I was growing up, slightly modified here. It is great for kids because all the vegetables are blended. And, many of the vegetables are similar to the Vital Veggie Broth so you are getting healthy electrolytes too!

Younger children love to help make this soup. They can help you roll up the meat balls and break the pasta into pieces before putting them in the pot.

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