Staying hydrated is critical for good health. It can help avoid constipation, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections while also keeping your skin looking young and bright! It also aids in the removal of toxins from the body. Being hydrated is especially important in the summer because dehydration can leave you feeling drained and tempted to grab for a sugar fix.
The rule of thumb is that if you are thirsty you are already dehydrated. But there are more than one signs that tell you that you are dehydrated.
Expert nutritionist, Pooja Makhija shared a video on Instagram about a few easy cues other than thirst to ensure you drink enough of this liquid elixir.
1. No Sweat
If you are in a really hot and sweaty environment yet are not sweating, this is an indication of dehydration.
Sweating is a mechanism by which your body regulates its temperature. However, if you aren't hydrated, you won't sweat, which is bad for you.
According to the nutritionist, when the weather is hot and humid, it is natural for one to sweat as through this mechanism the body can regulate its temperature. However, when one is dehydrated there won't be any sweat which is an important indicator of your hydration levels.
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2. Your Heart Rate Is Through The Roof
Less water equals less blood volume, which requires your heart to work harder. As a result, your heart is continually racing. This is a sign that you need more water.
"The lesser water means lesser blood volume which means your heart has to pump harder which is why your heart is beating too fast," says Makhija.
3. Observe Your Skin
Even if there is sun and moisture, and you have used sunscreen, if your skin is still dry, flaking, and itchy, you are dehydrated.
So before dehydration ruins your holiday, go drink up some good amount of drinks now. You can watch the video by Pooja Makhija here:
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What Drinks Are Good For Rehydration?
Water and anything that contains water will generally rehydrate. So if you don’t like water then happily drink tea– particularly if it has no added sugar. For example, you can have green tea, black tea with lemon, and of course, these can be had on the rocks as well. However, if you’re fond of sugar then replace it with honey, whether it's tea or coffee!
Water and anything containing water can usually rehydrate you. So, if you are not in the mood of drinking water, drink tea–especially if it has no added sugar. For example, you can have green tea, black tea with lemon. If you like sugar, substitute it with honey, whether you're drinking tea or coffee!
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