Remaining hydrated is critical to your entire health. Every cell in your body needs water in order to function properly. In fact, an adult's body weight is 65 percent water, while an infant's is up to 80 percent water. Other than oxygen, there's nothing that your body requirements more than water.
The simple cure for dehydration comes from the tap. Turn it on and drink. But there is other kitchen helpers that will keep you hydrated, too. Check out the for some helpful home remedies to treat dehydration.
You've experienced dehydration; stick to foods that are comfortable digested for the next 24 hours, because stomach cramps are a signs of dehydration and can recur. Try soda crackers, rice, bananas and flavored gelatins. Gelatins are specifically good since they are primarily made of water.
You can start and end your day with 16 ounces of water. It's a great method to prevent mild dehydration.
Bananas have huge water content and are especially good for restoring potassium that has vanished with dehydration. You can try watery fruits such as cantaloupe, watermelon and strawberries. Watery vegetables such as cucumbers are good, too.
Try adding one teaspoon lime juice, a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon sugar to a pint of water. Sip the beverage throughout the day to treatment mild dehydration.
If you're experiencing symptoms of heat injury, or you're just plain sweating a lot, make sure you change your salt. Don't just chug salt straight from the box, however. Try eating pretzels and salty nuts.
And to slough off the dried, flaky skin that comes from dehydration, try this: After taking you bathe and although your skin is still wet, sprinkle salt onto hands and rub it all over your skin. This salt massage will help to remove dry skin and make your skin smoother. It will also invigorate your skin and get your circulation moving. If your skin is itchy as a result of dehydration, soaking in a tub of salt water can be a great itchy-skin reliever. Now you just add 1 cup table salt or sea salt to bathwater. This solution will also soften skin and relax you.
Not only will they add water back into your system, sport drinks restore potassium and other essential electrolytes. For children, these adult drinks may be too harsh, so talk to your pharmacist about pediatric rehydration drinks now on the market.
Don't depend on sport or soft drinks for all your fluid requirements. They can come with side effects and calories. Simple old water is the best choice. Yogurt or cottage cheese both has sodium and potassium for replacing electrolytes as well.
Suck on ice it on your body when you're overheated. This will help cool you down and prevent excess evaporation, which can lead to dehydration.
Eating a Popsicle is a good way to restore water to your body as well. It's an easy way to get fluids into children, too.
If you drink bottled water, freeze some in the bottom of an unfilled bottle, then top if off with cold water when you're ready to go. You'll have cold water ready to drink for hours. If you know you'll require more than one bottle of cold water, grab another full bottle, drain about an inch from the top and freeze the whole item. By the time the 1st bottle is empty, you'll have plenty of cold water in the second.