Prevent dehydration this summer with these ultimate tips

As the chubti garmi makes a comeback, the possibility of getting dehydrated looms large. Here are ways you can prevent dehydration this summer.
Not having enough water? This might be the reason you get frequent UTIs. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Team Health Shots Updated: 9 May 2020, 01:00 pm IST
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Dabbing sunscreen, wearing sunglasses, covering exposed body parts to restrict exposure to the sun is quite common in protecting oneself during summers. Along with all these, you need to consume a nutritious diet and stay hydrated to battle soaring temperature.

Since we sweat a lot during the summer, there is a possibility that we may suffer from dehydration. When our body loses too much water and salts we feel dehydrated. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent dehydration like drinking a lot of water and also increase fluid intake.

But first, these are the symptoms of dehydration
Our body is made of 60% water and due to its shortage, our whole system tends to suffer and we start to feel weak. We tend to feel thirstier when we are dehydrated. This is followed by a few other symptoms which include headaches, muscle cramps, weakness, hallucinations, dark urine, dry, nausea, sticky mouth, dry lips and tongue.

Wondering what to do this summer to prevent dehydration? We will tell you ways and foods that you must have to beat it this summer.

Beware of sun
Limit your outdoor activities during summers. The more you are exposed to the sun during this season, the more you are susceptible to dehydration. The body tends to lose more water when you are exposed to the sun. The glucose level in your body tends to fall and you start to feel weak and fatigue.

So, if you have to step out for essentials during the lockdown, ensure that you do in the mornings or evenings, when the sun isn’t so harsh.

Know when to drink water
If you are sweating a lot and at the same time are feeling thirsty, avoid drinking water the very moment. Let your sweat cool and then drink water. If you drink water when you are sweating you may fall sick.

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Become conscious of when you choose to drink up, ladies. Image courtesy: Shutterstock.

Also, minimize rigorous exercise and brisk walks that will make you more fatigue and dizzy during summers.

During summer, coconut water is easily available. It is one of the best drinks that help you stay hydrated during summer. Apart from keeping you hydrated, it also helps enhance digestion, boost heart health, control blood pressure and prevent kidney stones.

Chomp down on these super-fruits to ensure you don’t get dehydrated

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  • Watermelon: The hydrating benefits of watermelon make it a great food for summers. The fruit contains around 90% water and is a rich source of vitamin C, A, B, zinc, potassium, copper and other vital minerals.
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The juicy goodness shall keep your hydration levels high. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  • Cucumber: Another food which is a rich source of water is cucumber. The fruit contains potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium. The fruit is easily available during summers and helps keep you hydrated during the season.

Also read: Take these 5 steps to take care of your gut health this summer

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Cucumber water with lemon and mint is the ultimate hydration drink. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  • Lemon water: The best drink to keep hydrated during summer is lemon water. Lemon, a citrus fruit, is rich in Vitamin C. It helps keep the body energised during summers.

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