Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer - Fast&Up

Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer

The mercury has been soaring high and making everyone dizzy. We’ve all been there, trying to figure out ways to keep ourselves hydrated.
But did you know that sweating causes more than just water loss for the body? You end up losing out on sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and chlorides. Therefore, replenishing with an energy drink is a great way to make up for lost fluids and lower further chances of dehydration during summers.

The Food and Nutrition Board suggest that men should go for 3.7 litres of water a day and women should aim for about 2.7 litres a day, depending on their environment.

Let’s look at few useful tips to keep you hydrated throughout summer

1. Invest in a new water bottle 

Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer - Invest in a new water bottle

The trick is to motivate you to reach out to your new bottle and drink from it. There are so many of them available. Some of them come with markings on them for keeping a tab on your water-intake. Others come with set timers that remind you to sip from your bottle if you haven’t moved your bottle for more than an hour. Few of them can be connected with your Bluetooth device for reminders.

A lot of people prefer to drink from glass bottles instead of plastic bottles, as in the long run plastic bottles can leach chemicals like BHA and DEHA into the water.

2. Eat a lot of fruits and veggies loaded with vitamins and minerals 

Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer - Eat a lot of fruits and veggies loaded with vitamins and minerals

Juices like shikanji, sugarcane, watermelons and cucumbers are great way to boost your hydration during summers. Other summer favourites being buttermilk, lassi, aam panna, kokum sherbet and thandai that are great healthy, home-made alternatives to keep you sipping all through summer. You can always sprinkle more ingredients like nuts and dry fruits to the drinks to make it more wholesome.

3. Keep an eye on what goes out of the system  

Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer - Keep an eye on what goes out of the system

It is always best to base one’s fluid input on the fluid output. Darker yellow urine is always a sign of dehydration. It means your body has already lost too much fluid and is operating at its bare minimum requirement. During summers, do not wait to get thirsty, make sure to hydrate every 1 hour when indoors.

With sufficient fluid intake, your urine should have a light yellow colour, which is a sign that your organs are happy. Loading in on electrolytes helps with the better flow of ions within the organs that keeps you charged up.

4. Avoid coffee and alcohol 

Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer - Avoid coffee and alcohol

Alcohol and caffeine both fall in the category of diuretics which advances dehydration for the body. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid these as much as possible. 

5. Eat smaller portion and drink more coolant drinks 

Tips to Stay Hydrated This Summer - Eat smaller portion and drink more coolant drinks

Eating meals with large amounts of carbs and protein produces more heat in the body, which can make you uncomfortable. Therefore, keep your meals lighter and end them with some curd or buttermilk to keep your body cool. 

6. Drink better-tasting water

Drink better-tasting water

This one goes without saying; your nimbu paanis and coconut water are great to keep you hydrated. They’re tasty and enjoyable drinks you can have throughout summers.

But when you can’t find time to prepare a numbu paani or get coconuts from outside, you can always switch to energy drinks which does the job even better. Fast&Up Reload is an energy and electrolytes formula that not only keeps you hydrated but ensures your body’s optimal electrolyte levels are maintained.

Check out Fast&Up page, for six other exciting flavours that you can get your hands on.  

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