You tend to sit near the heater, which drenches your body and makes you feel dizzy. You don’t notice how much sweat you’ve lost under all those multiple layers of clothes, which is why dehydration is much less noticeable during winters than during summers. Being hydrated during these days is very important.
How to stay hydrated?
A) Hydrating foods – Various fruits and vegetables provide your body with instant fluid, are filled with antioxidants and can be eaten raw—fruits like oranges, strawberries, pomegranates, kiwis, and apples. And vegetables like cabbage, Brussels sprouts, winter squash, potatoes, onions, beets, and carrots have the necessary fluid to get all the vitamins and minerals and make your body hydrated. And avoid the intake of frozen foods.
B) Increase water intake – In winter, you feel less thirsty, which is why you don’t need to carry water wherever you go, but it is vital to drink water at regular intervals. It is recommended that a person consumes 240ml or 7-8 glasses of water every day to stay hydrated. To do this, you can set water goals every hour and remind yourself to have at least a sip. Grab a portable water bottle wherever you go. Keep a bottle of water near you so that whenever you see the bottle, you get reminded.
C) Inoculate water with different flavors – Add a slice of lemon, cucumber, or some berries to the water for a fresh, refreshing taste. Else you can have sparkling water as well.
D) Drink hot beverages and warm/ room temperature water – In winter, liquids get absorbed by the body very quickly. That is why you should always have a glass of warm or room-temperature water after any activity or workout. A warm or hot beverage also can work.
E) Consume soups – An ideal way to fill your stomach and even get an efficient way to boost your health is by drinking soup. A hot chicken soup can quickly provide the needed warmness and increase the flow of mucus, and the spices used in the soup can be helpful for sinuses.
F) Limit the consumption of caffeine – In winter, your body needs extra attention and craves coffee. Make a note of these two factors dehydrate your body, decrease the core body temperature, and increase the risk of hypothermia. Hence, it becomes essential for you to have limited consumption of caffeine.
Staying hydrated, especially during winter, may seem like the easiest thing to do, but it may not be so for various reasons. You can start by eating raw veggies and fruits. Secondly, make a habit of having sips of fluids after every few minutes. And lastly, remember to moisturize your skin daily unless you want to end up with that rough skin!
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