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
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.