Are you someone who often forgets to drink those 8 glasses of water in a day? Do you exercise a lot or have a demanding job?
If yes, chances are that you may be more prone to dehydration than an average person!
Yes, many of us just brush off the habit of drinking enough water to be something which is not very important; however, a human body needs an optimum level of water to remain hale and healthy!
As we may know, 60% of the human body is made up of water and our internal organs need enough water and other healthy fluids in order to function well.
When the body does not receive enough water and fluids, the pH balance of the internal organs gets disturbed, leading to a potential damage of the organs.
Dehydration is a condition in which the human body does not receive enough fluids or loses a lot of fluids due to disorders like vomiting and diarrhoea that can further lead to conditions like fatigue, dry skin, body pain, fever and, in extreme cases, organ failure and even death!
So, here is a list of some of the natural ingredients that you can add to your diet in order to prevent and also treat the effects of dehydration.
Fruits like watermelon and melon are made up of 90% water and can replace the lost glycogens and fluids in your body very quickly, thereby treating/preventing dehydration.
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc, are made up of 92% water and also come with anthocyanins that reverse the effects of dehydration as well as reduce body inflammation.
Healthy, homemade soups can also be the perfect remedy to treat dehydration, as they also contain salt that is an important electrolyte used to reduce the effects of dehydration.
4. Cooked Grains
Most cooked grains like rice, oats, etc, absorb water while being cooked and when consumed, they can effectively treat dehydration.
Made up of 92% of water, capsicum is one of the best vegetables that can reverse the effects of dehydration; and it is also very healthy for your immune system, as it is high in vitamin C.
Consisting of over 90% of water, cucumber is yet another refreshing veggie that can be included in your diet if you want to prevent the ill effects of dehydration.
Lettuce is a nutritious leafy green that is also high in water content, along with containing vitamins and minerals that can help you remain hydrated and healthy.