When your body lacks water in the excessive heat, chances are high that you may get dehydrated. Do you know what dehydration does to your body? Fatigue! Thirst! Dry mouth! Rapid breathing! Fast heartbeat! Dizziness! Headache! And a lot more! Don’t these scare you? Fortunately, here I am with the easiest home remedies for dehydration. A really special surprise awaits you at the end. So let’s read on right away!
- Lots of water for dehydration
Why you should have it: Do you know you lose water from your body constantly? That’s why increasing the intake of water is the first step to healing dehydration. Don’t drink water only when you are thirsty. Drink it often to keep yourself away from dehydration.
How you should have it: Drink at least 8 ounces or 2 litres of water. Sip it in small amounts throughout the day.
- Homemade ORS for dehydration
Why you should have it: Dehydration usually causes diarrhoea and takes 3 to 4 days to cure. Homemade oral rehydration solution will speed up the healing process quite considerably. It restores the mineral balance of the body.
How you should have it: Mix half teaspoon of salt and 6 teaspoons of sugar in 4 cups of drinking water. Stir thoroughly to dissolve it well. Drink it several times a day.
- Creamy yogurt for dehydration
Why you should have it: Yogurt provides a healthy amount of good bacteria to the body. As a good source of electrolytes, it soothes your stomach and helps in digestion. The wondrous summertime solution is loaded with proteins and the right amount of carbohydrates.
How you should have it: Relish a cup of plain yogurt at least twice a day. You can also add a little salt and eat plain boiled rice with it.
- Bananas for dehydration
Why you should have it: Dehydration flushes out minerals like potassium from your body. Bananas are really good if you want to treat mild dehydration. Being a brilliant source of potassium, they will stuff back the minerals instantly.
How you should have it: Eat at least 2 fresh bananas during the day. And to better your mood, you can also make them into smoothies.
- Coconut water for dehydration
Why you should have it: The elixir from the tropics is surely a delicious way to get back the loss of water. High in electrolytes, low in calories and sugar, coconut water is truly a hydrating drink. Your body cells will absorb it rapidly and give you results in no time.
How you should have it: All you have to do is grab a coconut, pipe in a straw and drink wholeheartedly! Relish it twice a day.
- Buttermilk for dehydration
Why you should have it: And if junk food tempts you, you really can’t resist it even in the heat. Excess of sweating is one big cause of dehydration. You ought to have buttermilk. It washes down all the oily food, leaving a cooling effect.
How you should have it: Drink a glass of buttermilk at least once a day during the evening to recover your body. You can also add half a teaspoon of dry ginger to it.
- Barley water for dehydration
Why you should have it: Following the ancients, I realized barley water benefits are amazing. Be it any dehydration symptom, the nutrients in barley water will give you back the lost minerals. It will be easily digested and cool your body too.
How you should have it: Wash and soak one-fourth barley for 8 hours. Drain the water. Add 3 cups of fresh water and barley in cooker. Cook it for 7 to 8 whistles on medium flame till the barley is soft. Now cool the water, strain, add a dash of sugar, and a few drops of lemon juice to improve the taste.
- Lemon water for dehydration
Why you should have it: Lemon water is one of the most excellent dehydration remedies for recovery. The drink will energize you and better your mood with its pleasing taste. Drink it at regular intervals for quick results.
How you should have it: Add half juice of a lemon to 1 glass of water. Add 1 teaspoon of honey, half a teaspoon of black pepper powder. Add a dash of salt for the perfect taste.
- Healthy soups for dehydration
Why you should have it: Soups will be perfect to boost your performance when a dehydrated body consumes up all your energy. These will replenish the lost minerals and fluids. Chicken soup with water-rich vegetables will reduce the symptoms.
How you should have it: Saute chicken in butter for 3 minutes in a soup pot. Chop and add the vegetables you want to. Saute for 3 minutes more. Add thyme, pepper, broth and bouillon. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes till the veggies are soft.
- Green tea for dehydration
Why you should have it: Green tea will be an awesome beverage to prevent vomiting that is commonly caused by dehydration. But excess of green tea, sometimes, can cause side effects too. That is why I will advise you to drink it in moderation.
How you should have it: Add one teaspoon of green tea leaves in a strainer. Boil water in a pan for a while and let it cool for 45 seconds. Place the strainer over a cup. Pour the hot water into the cup and let it steep for 3 minutes. Enjoy the cup when it has cooled.
- Essential oils for dehydration
Why you should have it: My grandma always adds essential oils to her diet to keep herself hydrated at all times. You too can use lemon essential oil, peppermint essential oil and wild orange essential oil to treat your illness. Among these, lemon essential oil would be the best home remedy for dehydration.
How you should have it: Add 1 or 2 drops of lemon essential oil to 1 glass of water. Drink this lemon-flavoured solution once daily.
- Pickle Juice for dehydration
Why you should have it: Pickle juice is highly effective due to high amounts of salts in it. It is rich in potassium and sodium. It can, quite easily, restore the electrolyte balance to your body.
How you should have it: Pour one-third of a cup with pickle juice and drink it in a shot. Drinking it every day will give you a whole lot of benefits.
- Apple Juice for dehydration
Why you should have it: We all know how good apple is to keep evil diseases away from us. It supplies electrolytes to replace dehydration symptoms. And children really enjoy the sweet taste and lovely fragrance of apples. This drink would be really loved by them.
How you should have it: Wash an apple and remove the seeds. Slice the apple with peels on. Put these in a pot with water enough for covering. Boil it for 20 to 25 minutes till the apples turn soft. Put a coffee filter in a mesh strainer and a bowl. Ladle the mixture into the strainer and mash the apples. The juice will get filtered in the bowl. Pour it into a glass and drink when cool.
- Chamomile tea for dehydration
Why you should have it: Chamomile tea is an amazing drink to get fluid into your system. This destressing herbal remedy treats stomach as well as intestinal cramps too. Consuming it will also minimise the symptoms of nausea and headache.
How you should have it: Soak 2 or 3 dried chamomile flowers in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes and then strain. In no time is the remedy ready! Enjoy it daily to be hydrated always.
- Cottage Cheese for dehydration
Why you should have it: This wonderful dairy product has unbelievably nutritious and hydrating properties. You will be really amazed to know that water gives cottage cheese 80% of its weight. Savour this filling food when dehydration attacks you.
How you should have it: Add a few cubes of fresh cottage cheese to your salad every day. Eating it during afternoon would be best.
A bit of guidance from my grandma…
Hot summers can sometimes be too rough for you. Probably, you should rest in a cool place when you feel dehydrated. And always carry a refillable water bottle with you wherever you go. Sipping water every now and then will prevent you from drinking sodas and highly sugary drinks. When you avoid these, you will reduce the symptoms of dehydration.