Summer brings scorching heat that is brutal to our system. You wear sunscreen, put on your sunglasses, and take an umbrella to beat the wild force of the sun on the roads. Or, you can also prefer to totally stay indoors and work lazily in AC or coolers all day long. But is that enough? It keeps your body cool from outside, but how do you keep your body cool from inside? Moonbow Water Purifiers is bringing you best 10 tips on how to deliciously stay hydrated all day long — whether you stay indoor or outdoor.

1.  Eat Fresh and Juicy

Eating fresh juicy fruits is not only a feast for your taste buds, but is also an important source of hydration and nutrition. Watermelons, mangoes, grapes, berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries), plums, cherries, oranges, peaches, pears, and apples are all summer delights.

2. Go Green on Tea

A rich source of antioxidants, green tea keeps your body healthy and energetic. It helps your body fight heart diseases, eye diseases, prevents strokes, and keeps you from rapidly ageing. Bioactive compounds in green tea helps in treating various diseases and improves your immunity. And if you cannot tolerate it hot in the summers, you may add ice cubes to it as that will not compromise with its nutritional properties.

3. From Greenish to Dark Greens

The carotenoids present in dark green foods gets converted to vitamin A in your body and protects your skin from the sun. They increase your tolerance to UV radiations and strengthens your skin’s defenses against harmful rays of sun. You can experiment with various recipes to make your own plate of a healthy feast of salad.

4. Lemon to your Rescue

Lemons are the best source of rehydration. Even if you are dehydrating, it is a well known fact that you only have to squeeze a lemon in a glass of water, add salt or sugar to add some taste, gulp it down, and let the relief seep into your system within few minutes. What we are asking is, have at least one glass of lemon water everyday, as that shall keep you hydrated and energetic for the next few hours. You may also carry a lemon with you to your office for a quick drink anytime.

5. Buttermilk!

This traditional summer drink shall always be one of everybody's  favourite. This amazing drink to have along with your lunch has undergone various recipes and combinations, and yet still can be enjoyed plain with a pinch of salt or sugar. However you may like to have your glass of it, there is always an enjoyment in playing bottom’s up with your friends.

6. Drink Electrolytes

If you are particular about strenuous exercising irrespective of the seasons, then you must also include electrolyte drinks as through sweat we lose a lot of salts from our body as well.  This prevents hyponatremia which lowers the sodium content in your blood, diluting it and leading to serious impairment. Also add six to eight percent carbohydrates into it because they allow electrolytes and water to reach your heart and other organs quickly.

7. CoCoNut

Yes, coconut water! A mineral-rich liquid packed with potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sodium can restore the lost fluids and electrolytes from the body.  It is one of the most wanted drinks of summers. You can even try filling your ice-cube tray with this water for a refreshing, hydrating summer treat.

8. Stay Away from Thirst

It is always better to drink before you even start to feel thirsty. The feeling of thirst means that you haven’t been consuming water as much as you should have. Don’t wait to reach the limit of dehydration. In fact, just after waking up in the morning, start your day with a glass of water since your body hasn’t had any since many hours.

9. Carry Water Bottle

Buying a water bottle every time is not only contributing to the plastic waste generation which is harmful to our environment but also makes you spend unnecessarily for something you can have free of cost. Carry your own water bottle — fancy or simple — and refill it whenever you come across any good or best water purifier. This also helps in increasing your intake of water.  

10. Track your Urine

Wondering what kind of tip is this? Well, the most important one! Your urine is an indicator of the hydration level of your body. The moment its colour turn towards yellow from clear, know that your body is dehydrating. In such moments you should immediately turn to drinking fresh water which you can get from some best quality water purifier. Plus, stop consuming anything that can dehydrate you any further.

Published by Calida Jenkins