As we age, we may have a higher risk of dehydration because of a diminished sense of thirst. Just like hearing and vision, our sense of thirst may not be the same as it used to be.
Our bodies are typically 45 – 65% water, which means we need to consider water and other fluids a priority to our good health!
Here is an EASY way to STAY FULLY HYDRATED!
Take this list of hydrating foods to the market and enjoy eating them daily:
- Red, orange, green bell peppers
- Leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, lettuce)
- Citrus fruits
- Cauliflower and broccoli
This summer, commit to eating more hydrating foods, fruits and veggies that contain up to 95% water.
Monitor your fluid intake and be aware of how much you’re drinking in order to keep a healthy electrolyte balance. Your body and brain will work better when fully hydrated.
Keep in mind 5 Symptoms of dehydration:
- Muscle cramps
- Sudden dizziness
- Dry mouth or skin
- Urine is dark-colored
And if you’re not convinced that you need to eat hydrating foods AND increase your fluids, here are 9 great reasons to drink more fluids (including weight loss).
Share your thoughts below…
Are you conscious of how much fluid you’re drinking daily?
Have you ever experienced serious dehydration?
Do you keep hydration in mind with your older loved ones?