The altering climate within the Capital and surrounding areas has led to a rise in humidity, and with this comes the danger of getting dehydrated. Irrespective of what number of glasses of water we eat in a day, it by no means feels ample. Dehydration can decrease the blood stress, thereby inflicting headache, fatigue, and so forth.
“When dehydrated, blood vessels can not stretch sufficient because of the discount in blood quantity. The upper sodium content material in dehydrated bloodstream forces capillaries to shut and blood stress to extend,” observes Dr Shalini Garwin Bliss, a Gurugram-based dietitian.
We’ve been informed, repeatedly, to drink sufficient water. However, what classifies as sufficient? “At the very least 9-12 glasses of water is a should in a day,” says Dr Bliss. Along with water, she additionally recommends coconut water, salted chaach, lemon water and fruit juices.
“Completely different smoothies made with recent fruits may be consumed to keep away from dehydration, corresponding to watermelon, mango and blueberry. Coconut water and bael juice are additionally good choices,” says Neha Pathania, a senior dietitian who can also be based mostly in Gurugram.
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Dehydration not solely ends in lack of water within the physique, but in addition important vitamins, one such being potassium. Subsequently, along with conserving a test on water consumption, additionally it is vital to replenish minerals.
“One of the best ways to replenish potassium rely is to load up on bananas, as they’re essentially the most available potassium supply. Coconut water is wealthy in sodium and potassium, and ingesting it’s going to quench your thirst and replenish misplaced vitamins. Cucumbers are 95% water, and in addition wealthy in vitamin C. Their means to stability the water stage makes them a superb possibility for coronary heart and kidney issues. Additionally, celery is wealthy in sodium, potassium, iron and zinc. They’ve the best water content material amongst all greens and are an excellent supply of B-vitamins, folate, antioxidants and fibre,” says dietitian Sushma PS.
So, keep in mind to remain pleased, wholesome and hydrated!
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