Avoid Drinks & Foods This When Dehydration
Drinks that look refreshing will certainly be a favorite choice for people who are thirsty.
When you are thirsty or dehydrated, you should not consume drinks or food carelessly.
Make sure what you choose is a drink that can really overcome dehydration, or eliminate thirst well.
White water is a good choice for eliminating thirst and dehydration, you are required to fulfill your drinking water needs every day.
In addition, drinks that you can count on to overcome dehydration are a mixture of cold water and lemon slices. Can also be mixed with pieces of cucumber.
Here are some drinks and foods that should not be consumed during dehydration, namely:
- Caffeinated drinks
- Alcoholic beverages
- Artificial sweeteners and soft drinks
- Sports drinks
- Juice packaging
- Iced tea
1. Caffeinated Drinks
Caffeinated drinks (generally coffee and tea) can trigger dehydration, especially if consumed in too high amounts, it can endanger the body.
A study in France found that caffeine content has a diuretic that can inhibit sodium reabsorption. Therefore, the most important thing is to limit the consumption of caffeine every day.
2. Alcoholic Beverages
Eating alcoholic beverages, liquor, beer, liquor or the like has an impact, one of which is causing the frequency of urination to increase.
When you sweat, the weather is hot, then consuming alcohol can cause severe dehydration problems.
Fried or fried foods have a high salt content.
Especially if the fried food is “paired” with sweet herbs, it becomes very bad for dehydration suffered.
Popcorn is usually a favorite food for people who go to the movies. Small portions of popcorn have more than 500 milligrams of sodium, the effect of which is thirst and dehydration.
5. Artificial sweeteners and soft drinks
Often people consume drinks that contain sugar and artificial sweeteners, the effect of which is to urinate frequently.
Although soft drinks seem tempting on a hot day, the results of research from the World Health Organization show that consuming soft drinks, soft drinks or high-sugar drinks causes the effects of hypernatremia on the body.
Hypernatremia is a condition of lack of fluid intake or increased sodium intake. Hyponatremia causes fluid to come out of the body’s cells (including brain nerve cells).
Symptoms of hypernatremia include decreased consciousness, changes in mental level, convulsions, frequent thirst, etc.
In addition, soda drinks have a diuretic effect that triggers a person to urinate more often.
Eating chocolate needs to be limited, and don’t eat it near bedtime. Occasionally try changing dark chocolate to white chocolate.
That’s because white chocolate doesn’t cause too much frequency to urinate.
The high frequency of urination can make dehydration problems worse.
Eating snacks that are high in MSG and other additives can trigger dehydration.
Snacks or snacks are known to be high in salt, which causes the body to become thirsty and dehydrated.
Other impacts if too often consume snacks, namely urine becomes thick, dry lips, decreased skin health, and trigger wrinkles.
8. Sports drinks
It is important to know that basically sports drinks are specifically for athletes who lose a lot of electrolytes due to strenuous exercise.
If people who rarely exercise consume sports drinks it will have an impact on increasing excessive calorie and carbohydrate intake.
In addition, this type of drink also contains artificial sweeteners.
9. Juice packaging
Juice packaging turns out to generally contain preservatives and sugar content is quite high. In addition, the nutritional content is small.
That way, when you experience thirst or dehydration, choosing to drink bottled juice is a bad thing.
10. Ice Tea
Ice tea is often drunk by people to get rid of thirst, this iced tea is already quite popular in Indonesian society.
But it is important to know, ice tea (especially packaged in bottles) contains high sugar, so it is not healthy if consumed in excess.
In addition, tea also has diuretic properties that cause the body to expel more fluid.
Fruits and Certain Vegetables Can Trigger Dehydration
Types of fruits that can have a negative impact on dehydration are generally acidic fruits, such as oranges, lemons, grapes, pineapple and cranberries.
In addition, fruits such as apples and bananas can cause increased urine production.
Some other things you need to limit when you are dehydrated are tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato juice, tomato sauce, chili, raw onion, cheese, asparagus.
Asparagus can be said to make urine more often. In a study published in the West Indian Medical Journal found that the amino acid content found in asparagus has the effect of releasing more water (excessive).
For patients with kidney stones, you should avoid consuming asparagus.
Chili and spicy foods can cause irritation to the bladder. So do not consume too much, and reduce consumption when someone is dehydrated.
Salty snacks should be avoided for people who are dehydrated, eating very salty foods causes you to feel very thirsty.
You don’t have to avoid all the foods and drinks mentioned above. However, the essence is wise in consuming these foods and drinks.