Keeping your body well hydrated is the most important thing to be healthy. We lose water from our body in the form of sweat and urine. During the summer months we tend to sweat more and hence need to keep our body well hydrated. Dehydration can lead to several health issues the worst of all being a heat stroke.
Some of the signs of dehydration are an extremely dry throat, muscle cramps, dizziness, fatigue and frequent urination.
What can you do to prevent getting dehydrated?
-During summer you loose 1 liter of water from your body every hour. It is important t drink a few glasses of water every hour to keep your body well hydrated. Orange juice is a good substitute to water as it is high in Vitamin C content. Do not drink tea and coffee as they tend to dehydrate you. Keep a bottle of water close to you and sip on it constantly. Do not wait to be thirsty to drink water.
-Drink sports drinks as they contain electrodes. They prevent loss of water from your system.
-Eat a cucumber if you are feeling dehydrated. They are normally cooling and add water to your system. Eat fruits with high water content like melons and berries.
-Eat plenty of fruits and avoid spicy food. The spice swill cause heat to generate in your body and make you perspire more than needed. Avoid ice tea although it is made out of water as the tea base will steal the moisture from our body.
-Eat plenty of yogurts and drink milk instead of colas and soda.
-Visit the toilet frequently to eliminate unwanted water and toxins from your system. This helps to clean your system and make place for new proteins and water.
-Always wear clothes suitable to the weather and wear a hat in extremely hot weather to prevent a heat stroke.