Remedies to Get Rid of Dehydration
Hydration is essential for our bodies to stay healthy and
energetic. But many people today are getting dehydrated due to lack of fluids
or water levels in their body. This happens particularly during summers.
Actually the dehydration is a problem that occurs when a body looses fluids
than what have been taken in. Water is essential as oxygen for our bodies for
proper functioning otherwise you get dehydrated.
Some of the common symptoms of the dehydration are diarrhea, sweating, vomiting, more urination etc. Especially infants, old adults, people at high altitudes and who have chronic diseases will suffer from this problem. So, it should be treated at right time. If you want instant help to solve this problem, you can make use of the home remedies and tips. They are listed out below.
1. Drink More Water
The first and best ever solution for dehydration is drinking plenty of water. It is generally good and right solution for adults and with this they can get hydrated. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, you should drink sufficient water. You can even suck ice chips or drink water from freezer water bottle at regular intervals. You can also drink the drinks containing electrolyte or carbohydrate. Also have sports drinks. All this can help to get rid of the problem quickly.
2. Fruits and Vegetables that are Watery
If you are having mild to moderate dehydration, you can depend on the fruits and vegetables that are rich in water content. According to a study it is said that, the rich water content in fruits as well as vegetables are more effective in hydrating the body than a glass of water as they contain minerals, sugars and hydrating salts. Most of such fruits & vegetables are grapefruit, watermelon, strawberries, radish, cucumber, tomatoes and many more. So have them until you get hydrated.
It is said that buttermilk is a great remedy if you have mild dehydration as per Ayurveda. It works by providing the essential minerals for the body which are lost when the person is heavily sweating which leads to dehydration. So, to help your body recovers from this mild dehydration drink buttermilk at least few times or you can add it even with half a teaspoon of ginger and have it.
4. Lemon Water
One more excellent home remedy for dehydration is lemon water. It not only helps you recover from dehydration, even keeps you refreshed and energized. So try it like this. Take half spoon of lemon and add a glass of water to it. Now add half tbsp of black pepper, raw honey and a pinch of salt to it. Mix them well and drink it at regular intervals. This gives soothing effect quickly.
5. Barley Water
Another good remedy for hydrating the body is barley water. The nutrients that are present in the barley can refill the minerals that you lost during dehydration. As barley is easily digestible and keeps body cool you can use it as a quick relief remedy for dehydration. You can make one cup of barely water and add honey as well as lemon juice to it and drink it at regular intervals.
It is one of the best effective remedy for dehydration that is caused due to vomiting and diarrhea. So, eat at least 1 cup of yogurt few times in a day. You can even add little amount of cottage cheese to it if you want. You can also have plain yogurt with rice added with little amount of salt. It gives soothing effect to your stomach as it is easily digestible.
7. Coconut Water
The high electrolytes present in coconut makes it a powerful hydrating drink. Don’t worry about drinking coconut water as it is low in sugar and calories. It has positive effects same as a sports drink as per a study. So, drink coconut water from tender coconut at least few times daily and you can see very quick results from it as it gets absorbed in to your cells soon.
Broths as well as the broth soups are also useful for hydrating. They can refill the body with lost minerals as well as fluids. To enhance the hydrating effect, you can add radish, celery and zucchini to your soup. So, eat at least a bowl of broth or else chicken soup to help recover from dehydration and also for boosting the bodies performance.
This is another fruit which by eating hydrates your body from mild dehydration. As you will loss minerals such as potassium from the body, you can get back them through banana. This reason for this is it is rich in potassium. It also restores the functioning of confined muscles to proper way which occurred due to excess loss of water. So eat at least 2 bananas during that day or else drink smoothies of bananas.
10. Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS)
Last but not least try restoring lost minerals and fluids that are lost due to dehydration which is very important. To achieve this prepare an Oral dehydration solution. All you need for this is add 6 tbsp of sugar or brown sugar and half teaspoon of salt to 4 cups of water. Mix all the contents well until they dissolve in water. Finally drink this solution many times until you get recovered from dehydration. If you can’t prepare, you can even buy it from market which is approved by WHO.
These are the top 10 home remedies that can help your recover from mild to moderate dehydration. So try them out and solve your problem. If you have severe dehydration better consult a doctor and take the medical help as soon as possible.