During the summer season, we all are well aware of drinking enough fluids to prevent dehydration. when it’s hot, hydration is important to our health all year round. Our body comprises about 60% water. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature. Hence, it becomes extremely important to add a sufficient amount of water and fluids to our diet, especially during summer when our body needs a lot of water to avoid dehydration. The sun is harsh during summers, resulting in loss of body fluids, which leads to a condition called dehydration. If you are dehydrated, your body’s ability to carry out normal functions is affected and you feel tired.

Importance Functions of Fluids

Fluids help move nutrients and waste through our body.

  • Fluids help move nutrients and waste through our bodies.
  • Keep our blood pressure normal.
  • Protect and cushion our joints and organs.
  • Control our body temperature.

Lower the risk of dehydration and heatstroke. Here Are A Few Ways To Include Maximum Fluids In Your Regular Diet

  • Early morning warm water and lemon: This is likely to detox the body and must be consumed first thing after we wake up. This detox drink helps soothing bowel and kick-starts the digestion process for the day.
  • Buttermilk: A tall glass of adequate curd and water can be a great way of keeping health in check, thereby, adding more fluid to our diet. One can add some mint leaves to spruce up the flavor.
  • Coconut-Water: A go-to fluid to get in all the minerals that the body requires.
  • Fresh fruit juices: Juicy fruits like watermelon, muskmelon, oranges, etc. must be a part of the diet. However, juices of these drinks are equally beneficial.
  • Vegetable juices:  Juices of greens can be incorporated. For instance, bottle guard, curry leaves, coriander, spinach, mint leaves to make a holistic green vegetable juice.
  • Milkshakes and smoothies: The smoothies can be different based on the fruits available and the season-specific. It can be a simple banana granola smoothie with oats or Palak smoothie with water. This totally depends on the person to person.
  •  You can add sabja(tulsi/basil seeds) to drinks as it has a cooling effect on the body.
  • Curd is excellent for summers as it increases friendly bacteria in the gut and improves digestion and boosts immunity.</li>
  • Add veggies like cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, spinach, beet, etc to add to increase the water content in your body.</li>
  • Avoid heavy meals at one time as it can cause acidity and affect digestion. Rather, eat small meals to feel light and keep your system active.
  • Raw mango is a special fruit in the summer season and is extremely good to prevent sunstroke and weakness. Raw mango juice also is known as Aam Panna can help balance electrolytes in the body. You can also have raw mango in any form like adding it in salads or making a dish out of it.