Dehydration is common during the winter season but increasing smaller intake can be helpful.
WATER THERAPY: Are you drinking enough water in winter? Our body is made up of 70% water, it’s second-grade science, we all know it. But as we get busy in our daily routines, we tend to forget to keep ourselves properly hydrated.
How important hydration is, you can find hundreds of articles on it on the internet. Our body needs the proper amount of water no matter what the season is. There is one misperception about winters. It is okay to consume less water. This is a grave mistake that we all make consciously and/or unconsciously. Water intake is as crucial in winters as it is in summers.
According to the experts, an average male needs120 ounces or 3.5 litres of water a day while an average woman needs around 91 ounces or 2.7 litres of water. When we fail to achieve this mark, our body starts giving warning signs to us that it needs more hydration. As a result, nearly all of us face chapped lips, dry cough, nose bleeds, muscle cramps, and acne. The scariest part is that our intake of water lessens without us even realizing it.
How can you stay hydrated?
In winters, we are more inclined towards hot beverages and it makes us overlook proper hydration through plain water or juices. Drinking hot waters infused with honey with a couple of drops of lemon can be a good option to have something warm that can replenish your hydration need. Another handy tip is to keep a water bottle with you all the time. This way you can consume more water on the go.
Adding winter fruits and raw salads to our diet is also a good way to replenish our body water levels without having to consume water all the time. A glass of coconut water can be an energy booster for you. Drinking too much water might not appeal to your taste buds, but it is quite necessary to keep you healthy in the winters.