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  • Best foods in summer and tips to control dehydration.

    Posted by Tejasri on May 12, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    What are the best foods to take in summer? What causes dehydration in body and steps to control dehydration.

    Anushree replied 1 year, 6 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Mahima

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    May 13, 2021 at 1:27 pm
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    DEHYDRATION: When there is a deficiency of water in your body dehydration occurs. Due to lack of water and other important fluids, our body can’t function normally. You can become dehydrated if you do not restore missing fluids.

    CAUSES OF DEHYDRATION:

    The most common cause of dehydration is a lack of water intake, excessive water loss, or a combination of the two.

    Sometimes we do not drink water since we are too busy, lack the facilities or power to drink, or live in an environment without potable water.

    1. Diarrhea– The large intestine retains water from food particles, but diarrhea avoids this. Dehydration occurs when the body excretes too much water.

    2. Vomiting– causes fluid depletion and makes drinking water impossible to replace.

    3. Sweating– In summers we sweat a lot due to hot weather. We lose water from our bodies in the form of sweat. When we are doing exercise or having a fever at that time also everyone sweats a lot.

    4. Urinating frequently- People who have diabetes urinate a lot. Also, people who are on medication urinate frequently due to some medicines.

    5. Burns– Damage to veins and arteries can cause fluid to leak into the surrounding tissues.

    6. Diabetes– Excessive urination and fluid loss are caused by elevated blood sugar levels.

    STEPS TO PREVENT DEHYDRATION:

    a. As advised by your doctor, drink plenty of water.

    b. Consume foods that are high in water, such as fruits and vegetables.

    c. Caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, teas, and soft drinks should be avoided or restricted.

    d. Drinks containing alcohol should be avoided or restricted.

    e. Drink more water when you are sick.

    f. When extra electrolytes are needed, take them in.

    g. Try not to step out during the afternoon

    BEST FOOD FOR SUMMERS:

    1. Melons

    2. Salads

    3. Ice tea/ Cold coffee

    4. Berries

    5.Fresh Juice

    6. Avocado

    7. Drink Smoothies

    8. Bottle Gourd

    9. Yogurt

    10. Sweet Potatoes

    Thank you.

  • Anushree

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    May 13, 2021 at 3:35 pm
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    Summer is one of the most exciting season Inspite of the scorching sun on top of our head the wide variety and availability of various fruits and vegetables will cool winds in the later part of the day makes this season wonderful.

    But most often in summers we face a problem that is DEHYDRATION, due to excess heat, temperature and humidity our body tends to lose lot of water in daily basis and at this point if we fail to drink the required amount of water then we face Dehydration.

    In one hand as nature creates such a problematic situation similarly on the other hand nature itself has even given way outs to deal with the same. Already I have mentioned about the wide range of availability of fruits and vegetables in summer and among them consuming many such fruits and vegetables help in increasing the water and glucose content of our body and keeps us fresh and energetic.

    Fruits such as cucumber, watermelon, litchi, pulpy green coconut have a great water content and keeps us cool in summers, talking of summer fruits we also have the king of all fruits that is mango which helps in dealing with the heat with its potassium and magnesium content.

    In the vegetable segment we have gourd, bitter gourd, okra, pumpkin keeps us cool in the hot summer days and lets us enjoy the season.

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    Summer is one of the most exciting season Inspite of the scorching sun on top of our head the wide variety and availability of various fruits and vegetables will cool winds in the later part of the day makes this season wonderful.

    But most often in summers we face a problem that is DEHYDRATION, due to excess heat, temperature and humidity our body tends to lose lot of water in daily basis and at this point if we fail to drink the required amount of water then we face Dehydration.

    In one hand as nature creates such a problematic situation similarly on the other hand nature itself has even given way outs to deal with the same. Already I have mentioned about the wide range of availability of fruits and vegetables in summer and among them consuming many such fruits and vegetables help in increasing the water and glucose content of our body and keeps us fresh and energetic.

    Fruits such as cucumber, watermelon, litchi, pulpy green coconut have a great water content and keeps us cool in summers, talking of summer fruits we also have the king of all fruits that is mango which helps in dealing with the heat with its potassium and magnesium content.

    In the vegetable segment we have gourd, bitter gourd, okra, pumpkin keeps us cool in the hot summer days and lets us enjoy the season.

    Steps to control dehydration:

    1. Consume a lot of water regularly.

    2. Intake a lot of fruits and green vegetables.

    3. Avoid going out in strong scorching heat

    4. Intake glucose on a daily basis.

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