We got you! We all know staying hydrated is essential. Some ailments that may seem minute may actually be due to lack of proper hydration. Signs of dehydration include headaches, dizziness, sleepiness, fatigue, and even no tears when crying. Don't wait until these signs show up. Here are some tips and tricks to help you rehydrate properly.
Easy Ways to Rehydrate
- Drink water
Consuming H2O is vital as water makes up 60% of our bodies. It's a critical nutrient that helps regulate internal body temperature and acts as a shock absorber for the brain and spinal cord. To rehydrate yourself, aim to drink around eight 8 oz. cups of water a day. Too boring? Try adding in a few glasses of sparkling water!
- Eat hydrating foods
If you're running to the grocery store, make sure to pick up some watermelon, berries, lettuce, carrots, oranges, melons, or some grapes! These H2O-filled foods are great ways to rehydrate yourself. Whatever fruit or veggies you pick, make sure to have 1 ¼ cup or two servings a day, to replace a few of your daily 8 oz. glasses.
- Got milk?
If so, drink it! Milk has a large concentration of electrolytes, as well as protein. A 2016 study showed that both full-fat and skim milk are great ways to rehydrate yourself! You can also get creative and add some fruits or veggies to make a smoothie.
- Eat your soup
Surprisingly, broth-based soups are also a great source of hydration. Soups like chicken noodle and vegetable soup, include not just water, but sodium as well, which is helpful when rehydrating yourself. The body loses sodium through sweat, especially through exercise. Soup can help replace this. However, as most canned soups overdo the sodium amount, try whipping up some soup at home!
- Get an IV drip
Looking to hydrate instantly? IV treatments, which are packed with hydration alongside vitamins and minerals, can help restore your body and reduce dehydration. Because IV therapy allows nutrients to bypass the digestive tract, it allows for instant absorption. You can, therefore, feel the benefits of hydration almost immediately.
Dehydration is when your body loses its fluids due to the type of foods you are eating or through activities such as exercising. After all, dehydration can lead to a whole host of problems such as kidney failure, seizures, and swelling of the body. Depending on the climate or your body type, (whether you're pregnant or an athlete) you might have to take extra care in making you're well hydrated. We hope that these tips can help you avoid those risks and keep your body well hydrated and healthy throughout the day.