Healthonics, Chronic dehydration
11 Apr 2016

How to prevent Chronic Dehydration

It is very easy to prevent chronic dehydration by making a few alterations in our daily lifestyle.

  1. Make conscious efforts to consume 2 to 2.5 litres of fluids in the day. This includes water, tea, coffee, buttermilk and other beverages also. Our total intake of fluids should not exceed 3.7 litres/day, as this would then put excess pressure on our kidneys.
  2. Increase intake of Fruits and Vegetables in our regular diet. Fruits and vegetables are known to have a higher water content than other foods; eating them can help in keeping us adequately hydrated.
    1. fruitsFruits with high water content
      1. watermelon
      2. pineapple
      3. cranberries
      4. strawberries
      5. apple
      6. orange
      7. grapes etc.
    2. Vegetables with high-water contentveggies
      1. green cabbage
      2. cauliflower
      3. eggplant
      4. tomatoes
      5. celery
      6. cucumber
      7. carrots
      8. radish
      9. broccoli
  1. Avoid Sugary drinks, cold drinks and other carbonated beverages. We have a thirst for fluids which can be quenched by plain water. Whenever thirsty always try to drink plain water rather than sugary and carbonated beverages.
  2. Avoid drinking excess coffee. Coffee has caffeine which is a known diuretic [chemical, which increases urine output]. Hence by avoiding excess coffee, we can prevent excessive loss of water from the body.
  3. Alcohol consumption also causes similar effects as caffeine and hence must be avoided as much as possible.
  4. Drink sufficient water before and after exercise to prevent dehydration.

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