The summer heat predisposes to a frantic desire to drink something ice cold to quench our thirst. Most often we reach for drinks that we mistakenly think will quench our thirst and cool us down.
See which drinks you should not drink in the summer because they will dehydrate your body. This is not only inadvisable in the heat, but can also be dangerous to your he alth.
You're at the beach, the summer sun is beating down on you, and the only thing you crave in this pec is an ice cold beer. Why not a steamy glass of white wine or a sweet cocktail?
The options for alcoholic temptations are many, but none are recommended during the summer heat. Alcohol dehydrates the body very sharply. Even if you think beer is not alcohol and that it will hydrate you, it actually acts as a diuretic.
Be careful not to lose the precious fluids in your body, especially in the hottest days of summer, because you may face serious he alth problems caused by dehydration.
Coffee and tea
Coffee and tea are going strong all year round. They are drinks that many people cannot give up. The fact is that giving them up is difficult, especially early in the morning, but in the summer it is recommended that they be greatly reduced.
Coffee and tea are diuretics that dehydrate the body and increase the risk of he alth problems. Regular consumption of coffee and tea in the heat interferes with the normal intake of fluids by significantly reducing their amount, provoking accelerated diuresis.
If you still can't give them up, drink more water with your coffee or tea.
Fizzy drinks are one of the most frequently consumed in the summer. This is because they are usually ice cold and the gas bubbles are refreshing and cooling.
However, soft drinks increase the risk of diabetes many times over, and in addition, contrary to expectations, they dehydrate the body.
You think you'll quench your thirst with a cola, but soon after drinking it, you're thirstier than before. This is due to the added artificial sweeteners, which are dozens, even hundreds of times sweeter than regular sugar.
Research has found that carbonated soft drinks worsen the body's summer dehydration and increase the risk of kidney disease and damage.
Doctors and scientists advise that if you crave something cold and sweet so much, make yourself naturally carbonated water with pieces of fresh juicy fruit in it. Add some mint leaves, a spoonful of honey or stevia and you'll have a much he althier and truly refreshing drink.