How many times have we heard the experts say phrases like “During the summer you have to drink a lot, at least a liter and a half of water a day”? So many times, and of course there is a valid reason: avoid dehydration.
There is the talk of dehydration when the body loses more fluids than it takes, so it does not have enough to perform its regular ‘tasks.’
In the summer, heat and sweat contribute to the loss of many more liquids, which must be replenished. If you do not reintegrate, you can dehydrate yourself.
The main symptoms are :
- muscle cramps
- dark-colored urine
- infusion of eyeballs
- dry skin and mucous membranes
- low pressure
How should we behave to avoid dehydration? Instructions on how to avoid dehydration in summer :
- In individuals, when the mechanism of sweating is activated, it means that at that moment organic mineral salts are being lost, which must be integrated. So, it is necessary to drink a lot. Among the drinks, first place is the water but also smoothies or light tea.
- With the hot heat, the appetite is less, and that is why our body is directed towards dishes such as salads or cold dishes. Also, it is preferable to consume fruit, vegetables, cereals, legumes, meat, and fish.
- Vitamins A, C, and E are also indispensable. Vitamin A is present, for example, in melons, peaches, carrots, and squash. Vitamin C in citrus fruits, cabbage, tomatoes, green peppers. Vitamin E, which is anti-oxidant and anti-aging, can be found in vegetable oils, wheat germ in legumes, etc.
- Avoid going out during the hottest hours of the day, especially children and the elderly.