Scorching summers are already here, and there is no escape from it. When the temperature rises keeping yourself hydrated is very important, whether you are playing sports, travelling, or just sitting. Dehydration can prove fatal and lead to various conditions like swollen feet or a headache or even cause life threatening illness such as a heart stroke. Keeping the body hydrated, helps your heart muscles to work efficiently and they don’t have to work as hard. The best way to stay cool this summer is by keeping yourself hydrated and eating the right food.
Dehydration also leads to electrolyte imbalance in the body. Our products have a good amount of electrolytes in them which can keep a balance of electrolytes in your body.
Pay attention to the Indications:
Urine colour and volume are typically good indicators of hydration status. If your urine is pale yellow or straw colour, it is a good sign that the fluid intake is adequate. If your urine is dark coloured (like apple juice) or if you are urinating small volumes infrequently, you are likely dehydrated. But these indicators are not 100% reliable, as some supplements and medications can also cause you to produce darker urine.
Make hydration your habit:
- Always keep a 1 litre water bottle filled on your desk. You can set goals to complete that 1 litre at different intervals of the day. The water bottle is a physical reminder to drink even if you are not thirsty.
- Carry your own bottle of water whenever you are travelling, so that you can use it whenever you are thirsty.
- Have a glass of lime juice, coconut water, jaljeera, buttermilk, etc. as your mid meal.
- Have diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.
Along with increasing your water intake, follow these simple tips:
- Eat small and frequent meals.
- Keep your meals light.
- Consume lots of fresh fruits.
- Avoid eating hot and spicy food.
- Incorporate tulsi (sabja) seeds in your diet.
- Have lots of curds, buttermilk, jaljeera and cooling drinks.
Precautions for Kids and elderly:
If you are an elderly or have one at home, pay attention to their hydration. Aging impairs the body’s natural thirst mechanisms, which makes it easier to become dehydrated.
Also children are more prone to dehydration because their bodies don’t cool down as efficiently. The problem mainly arises when the fluids are leaving the body faster than they are being replaced. So encourage them to drink more fluids and introduce it in their daily routine tactfully.
So the best way to stay healthy this summer is by keeping your body hydrated and choosing food wisely. Keep it cool this summer.