The body loses water naturally in the form of urination and excretion through the digestive system. During the summer season, the body sweats a lot, which causes even more loss of water.
New Delhi: The summer season can be really harsh on your body, depriving it of water and moisture. Hydration is extremely important for the body as it ensures good health, efficient body functions. Hydration is important to keep the body healthy overall, including special benefits for heart health and weight loss.
The body loses water naturally in the form of urination and excretion through the digestive system. During the summer season, the body sweats a lot, which causes even more loss of water. We, therefore, feel more thirsty during the summer than in the winter. It is important to keep your body hydrated during the summer. Dehydration can lead to problems like a heat stroke in the summer. The best way to hydrate your body is to drink a lot of water, but since it can get really boring since it is tasteless and odourless, here are 5 remedies, apart from water, to keep your body hydrated and stay healthy this summer season.
Milk has a lot of health benefits, especially for growing children as it promotes growth and strength in the body. However, milk can also help avoid dehydration, according to a 2011 study, especially in children. According to the research, milk is a better way of hydrating children than other energy drinks or even water itself. Milk works well for hydration in adults too, and a milk-based drink should definitely be included in your summer day.
Another report in the New York Times reported a study that found fat-free milk and whole milk was more hydrating than water itself.
The same study reported in the NY Times also found that orange juice is, in fact, a very hydrating drink and therefore should be a part of everyone’s diet in the summer season. Orange juice, which may not be as effective as milk, contains natural sugar, which can help regain energy lost due to the excess heat.
Sweet drinks and crisps
Sweet drinks and crisps sound like a great movie night snack and are in fact very helpful in hydrating your body in the summer. When you sweat, you lose water, and salt from the body. You must include naturally sweet beverages like fruit juices to make up for the energy and water loss, and balance the salt loss with the help of crisps. Prefer baked crisps, made with healthy ingredients over packaged chips.
Including tea in your diet in the summer season can have some rehydrating effects also. A lemon ginger tea adds salt and sugar to your body and creates a balance. We lose sugar, water and salt in the form of sweat and need to replace it to make sure our body is not dehydrated.
Eat your water
Another great way to make up for the lost water in the body, apart from drinking this and that, is to include foods rich in water in your diet. A salad made with water-rich vegetables like cucumbers, and fruits like watermelon, sun melon, etc. can be really hydrating.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.