Dehydration in winters?

We all have a misconception that dehydration happens only in summer, but it’s wrong, we can get dehydrated even in winters.

During the winter months, sweat evaporates more rapidly in the cold dry air which can cause dehydration. Not only hot air but cooler temperature can also reduce the body’s thirst. When you can see your breath in the cold that’s actually water vapour that your body is losing.

1. Symptoms of dehydration:

  • Dry, sticky mouth.
  • Sleepiness.
  • Fatigue(children are likely to be less active than usual).
  • Dry skin.
  • Headche.
  • Constipation.
  • Dizziness.
  • Feeling Strange.

2. Prevent dehydration:

If you don’t drink until you feel thirsty. You may became dehydrated before you are actually thirsty. You might feel hunger when dehydrated. Here are ways you can prevent dehydration;

  • Water:

Grab a glass of water, drink 7 glasses of water per day. Whether you feel thirsty or not, just drink.

  • Higher intake of watery fruits and vegetables:

Eat fruits that are watery like; watermelon, peaches, cucumber, lettuce, celery, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, grapefruit etc.

  • Avoid high-sodium foods:

Avoid foods like soya sauce, frozen meals, smoked and processed meats, canned soups, chips, settled nuts etc.

To keep your skin elastic and to avoid dehydration, go-for all these things.

-Fatima Ali

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