It is nice, it’s hot. Whether playing in water, gardening, playing sports or practicing the art of idleness, in times of great heat, the danger of dehydration is omnipresent.
If one is thirsty, it is because the process of dehydration is already started. Older people and children are particularly at risk because they do not always feel thirsty. In normal times, the water needs of an adult are 1.5 to 2 liters per day. It’s more in hot weather. You are not thirsty? Drink any liquid any time.
HOW DOES ONE HYDRATE?
Ideally with water. Sugary drinks, juice and coffee do not promote good hydration. We can also improve the water intake with food. Putting more raw vegetables and juicy fruits on the menu fills both the stomach and the thirst. Cucumber, watermelon, celery, lettuce … with meals or snacks, go without moderation!
HOW TO GIVE PEP TO YOUR WATER!
- Dilute your juice with an equal amount of water or sparkling water and add slices of citrus.
- Add slices of cucumber and mint.
- Crush blueberries and add some basil leaves, complete with sparkling water.
- Prepare white or green tea, let cool and add berries or lemon.
- In the blender, melt watermelon. Pour into a tall glass and top with sparkling water or cooled green tea.
- Add a good amount of ice cubes to your iced coffee (use decaffeinated, preferably) or your smoothies.
- Put small slices of watermelon on sticks and freeze. A guarantee of freshness guaranteed that will be appreciated by young and old!
- Freeze grapes. You will get small sorbets to eat.