Switch out dehydrating drinks for water
“Caffeinated beverages and sugary fizzy drinks will reduce your body water,” says Larsen. “Caffeine will stimulate your kidneys to excrete water, and sugary soda will pull water from your surrounding tissue to dilute the concentrated sugar in soda, thereby reducing your hydration. Neither are recommended to keep you hydrated in hot, humid weather.” So instead of reaching for that cup of coffee or glass of juice as soon as you wake up in the morning, quench your thirst with a glass of water instead.
Eat your water
Foods with high water content (including cucumber, lettuce, celery, radishes, watermelon, tomatoes, spinach, capsicums, strawberries, broccoli, and zucchini) can contribute to your daily water consumption. At the same time, Larsen says, “you cannot rely on just the water in food to provide you with enough water to stay hydrated. You need to drink additional water.” The best solution? Drink more water and munch on water-rich foods.
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