Summer temperature will be going to be hit. It’s better to prepare your body from now to enjoy the upcoming summer days. In summer we have felt every time thirsty but still, we don’t give full hydration to our body. Why? Just because of not aware of what level of hydration that needs our body. Your body will go in a state of not having enough water for it to function optimally. You may face diarrhea, muscle pain, cramps, weakness, Sweating, Diabetes, and skin aging issues due to dehydration during this season. Dehydration is the major issue of affecting your health in summer. So you have to prepare your body for getting ready to partake in all those outdoor picnics, beautiful hikes, and perfect pool afternoons that you dreamed about all winters.
It’s a fact that every celebrity has a secret of beautiful skin that is hydration. There is a boatload of reasons why staying hydrated is so important. Let’s read some benefits of hydration, signs of dehydration, sources of hydration & finally tips and tricks to get your body hydrated.
Importance of Hydration
Hydration Boosts Brain Power as Proper hydration will improve the blood flow and oxygen flow to your brain, strengthening cognitive function and memory and also it balancing mood because water aids in body regulation and brain function, it’s also closely related to balancing mood and emotions
Your digestive tract needs water to function properly and move food waste through the body. In fact, dehydration can cause chronic constipation. This happens because when you've dehydrated your stools become drier, harder and more difficult to pass. That’s why the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases suggests that drinking water and other liquids can help normalize bowel function.
Drinking water keeps your skin moist, supple, and elastic—thus lessening your risk of developing dry issues like dermatitis, aging skin, and infection.
Our immune system is more than just antibodies. Any barrier to the outside world is considered a valuable part of our immune system. Proper hydration ensures adequate production of saliva and keeps our skin from getting dry. Saliva can actually trap potential pathogens and kill them off before they even make it into our bodies.
We sometimes mistake our bodies’ cues for thirst and hunger. Drinking enough water throughout the day can actually lead to less calorie consumption. Drinking water instead of soda or sugary juices will quench your thirst—minus the excess calories and plus all the benefits of helping your body flush out the byproducts of the fat and other toxins. So staying properly hydrated can help us lose weight since reaching for a nice glass of water over a snack has quite the caloric advantage.
It is important to check the hydration level mainly in summer seasons. Signs of dehydration are many they include:
Sources of Hydration
Water is the main component of blood, which supplies cells with oxygen and nutrients and carries waste out of the body. Drink water before you get thirsty. Thirst is a sign that your body is already dehydrated. Therefore, to avoid arriving at this point, remember to sip water throughout the day. Best time you should remember to drinks:
Herbal teas (Infusions):
The leaves from plants such as mint, verbena, linden, balm, and so on give a pleasant aroma and flavor to the water in which they are steeped, which makes infusions a satisfying alternative to people who don’t enjoy drinking plain water. The medicinal properties of the plants do not have a negative effect on the body’s absorption of the water. Note: The benefit does not extend to sweetened infusions, or if the tea is made with plants that have diuretic properties, such as dandelion.
Fruit and vegetable juices:
The water in fruits and vegetables – their juice – is one of the liquids nature has provided for hydrating our bodies. Juice is water bound to a substance. Because juice can be high in sugar, albeit natural sugar, we should consider juice a secondary resource to be used in moderation. When you do, be sure to drink fresh 100% juice.
Go for the coconut:
Water that is. Coconut water is a mineral-rich liquid from the inside of young, green coconuts. Packed with potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium, coconut water can replenish lost fluids and electrolytes from exercise and hot summer temperatures. Try freezing coconut water ice cubes or pops for a refreshing, hydrating summer treat.
Ice cream can be chosen as the best treatment for this hot summer season. It not only hydrates you but also makes you feel refreshed. However, in some ice creams, the calorie and fat content is high. That is why you have to make sure that your ice cream does not contain much fat. Frozen curd or yogurt is also a good choice. From these desserts, you can have nutrition for your body.
How Much Water Is Enough?
Contrary to popular belief, there isn't a set amount of water that everybody should drink in a given period of time. The amount that it takes to hydrate one person is different from the amount that it would take to hydrate another person. Factors that determine how much water we should drink include age, body composition, activity level, and the amount of water lost through sweating and breathing.
Tips and tricks to stay hydrated
We always thought to drink plenty of water but somehow we forget to take and get busy in our busy lives. Here are some tips and tricks, which might help to keep regularly hydrated.
Keep cool and replenish by hydrated yourself in the upcoming summer. Stay fit & live life.