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Chill It With These Hydration Tips

The blazing sun and scorching heat can deprive your body of the essential hydration. Your body needs nutrients to function properly. Nutrients don't only come in the form of food; water is the most important, and often most forgotten, nutrient. Keep yourself cool and hydrated with the following tips:

Water

When it comes to hydrating your body, there’s nothing that can replace the good old H2O. Start your day with a glass of water and take frequent sips during the day. If you’re working in a hot environment or involved in regular intense exercises sip upto 150 ml of water every 30 mins.

Refresh your body with coconut water and flavored chillers

Coconut water is a great drink to replenish lost water and electrolytes from sweating out in the sun. This also gives your workout a boost and makes helps your skin stay radiant. Take coconut water before/after breakfast and turn to iced teas, crushers and smoothies during our evening hang outs. You can also fill your ice cube tray with coconut water, then pop the cubes into your glass to give water a nutty, slightly sweet taste.

Eat it up

Eat your water! Fruits like watermelons, strawberries and cucumbers contain over 90% of water. These summer-friendly fruits and veggies are a great source of electrolytes and water. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that regular intake of fruits and vegetables relatively improves the hydration status.

Infuse your favorite fruits

For a cool tasty treat, put fruit slices like lemon, lime and oranges in a pitcher of water and refrigerate. To boot you can add basil leaves to the jar for its anti-bacterial properties. Basil has exceptionally powerful antioxidant properties protects the body from premature aging and helps you fight common skin issues.

Watch out the signs

Lethargy, sunken eyes, excessive thirst, dry mouth and decreased urine output are some common signs of dehydration. These symptoms signal that you are not guzzling enough. Take in plenty of water and consult your doctor.

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