As the temperatures continue to rise this summer, staying hydrated is more important than ever. The long, sunny days and breezy nights induce us to enjoy the outdoors. Biking, swimming, and similar activities top our ‘to-do’ list. But summer also brings heat waves, and the extreme weather is just a subtle reminder of the importance of staying hydrated during the season.

So if you’re out and about in the hot, humid weather you are most likely to be prepared with a bottle of water, but it’s just as important when you’re sitting in an air-conditioned office building too.

The Most Vital Nutrient: Water

Nutrients don’t only come in the form of food; water is the most important, and often most forgotten, nutrient. You can last for some time without food, but only days without water. Your lean body mass contains around 70%-75% water, with fat-containing much less: about 10% to 40%.

Because of increased muscle mass, men’s and athlete’s bodies contain more water than bodies with proportionately lower muscle and higher fat, such as non-athletic women and people who are older or overweight.

Water is:

  • The solvent for biochemical reactions, providing nutrients, and eliminating waste.
  • Important for maintaining blood circulation throughout your body
  • Maintains body temperature

Hydration Tips

As summer temperatures soar, You have to Eat Water

  • Drink enough water to prevent thirst
  • Consider healthy fluids like coconut water lemon water green tea
  • Eat watery fruits and vegetables 5 servings per day for optimum health as they contain various levels of water and all-important nutrient potassium.
  • Make infused water using cucumbers lemons Mint The Good news is that its alkaline in nature.
  • Grandma recipe sattu water in the evening after the gym is great for regaining the hydration and minerals and protein boost
  • Begin exercise well hydrated.
  • Also, Be careful your fluid intake should not come with sugar intake which is actually dehydrating That means No to ice teas and sweet sodas or juices.
  • Avoid dehydrating foods and liquids like too much alcohol and coffee and high sugar desserts.
  • Check fluid loss by checking the color of your urine. It should be pale yellow and not dark yellow or too smelly/cloudy.

Assuage Your Thirst with Hydrating Foods

We often mistake hunger for thirst, but you can mitigate both needs with water-rich summer produce. Foods including watermelon, cucumbers, kiwi, plum, peaches cherry, and sweet lime have high water content available during the summers.

Hydrate Your Life

Think of hydration as a lifestyle change. Take a full bottle of water with you everywhere. Start and end your day with a glass of water. If you commit these small changes, you can increase your water consumption and scrape off the effects of dehydration. To know more about the choices that you can make and recipes for infused water and healthy summer coolers call TAF CHEF @ 9958977796 our inhouse café at TAF weight loss center We will be happy to help.

Have a happy, healthy, and hydrated summer!