By Zuko Komisa
Summer is here and, to keep you even healthier than you already are, you need to constantly hydrate. It’s important to pay attention to the signs of dehydration. When you are clearly not fully hydrated your body reacts; you will see this when you have a dry mouth, decreased urine output, when you are thirsty, constipated and dizzy. Pay attention to the following this season, the real main effects of dehydration:
Loss of Concentration
Loss of coordination/blackouts
Possibility of strokes
Throughout summer these are some of the things to do keep hydrated:
- Try drinking more decaffeinated liquids.
- Avoid drinking too much alcohol as this is how your body looses liquids due to excessive urine passage.
- Drink soups, teas, and more liquids than solids. Also consider fruits and vegetables which happen to be a natural source of water.
- Minimise on salty foods such as pretzels, pasta sauce, instant noodles as salty foods can make you thirstier and also cause bloating.
- At night, make sure your clothes don’t make you sweat unnecessarily by wearing comfortable clothes that limit sweating.
- Add fruits and herbs to make your water pleasurable to drink.
- Keep drinking water when exercising.