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. Regardless of what number of glasses of water we devour in a day, it by no means feels ample. Dehydration can decrease the blood strain, thereby inflicting headache, fatigue, and so forth.
“When dehydrated, blood vessels can’t stretch sufficient because of the discount in blood quantity. The upper sodium content material in dehydrated bloodstream forces capillaries to shut and blood strain 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? “A minimum of 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.
“Totally different smoothies made with contemporary fruits might be consumed to keep away from dehydration, similar 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.
Dehydration not solely leads to lack of water within the physique, but in addition important vitamins, one such being potassium. Subsequently, along with preserving a test on water consumption, it’s also necessary to replenish minerals.
“One of the simplest 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 likewise wealthy in vitamin C. Their skill to steadiness the water degree makes them a wonderful choice for coronary heart and kidney issues. Additionally, celery is wealthy in sodium, potassium, iron and zinc. They’ve the very best water content material amongst all greens and are a very good supply of B-vitamins, folate, antioxidants and fibre,” says dietitian Sushma PS.
So, keep in mind to remain blissful, wholesome and hydrated!
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