Natural Remedies for Dehydration

Dehydration is a condition in which your body loses too much fluid. It happens when you’re unable to drink enough water, or lose large amounts of fluids due to vomiting, diarrhea, sweating and even exercise. It can occur in individuals of any age, but is most common amongst babies and small children, the elderly and those who suffer from chronic conditions that may make it difficult to drink appropriate amounts of water.

 

How can I tell if I’m dehydrated?

  • Feeling faint
  • Fatigue
  • Digestion problems
  • Dry mouth

 

How can I prevent dehydration?

  • Drink lots of water before and active you are active.
  • Avoid drinks that contain caffeine
  • Encourage those who are ill or young and not feeling well to enjoy popsicles.
  • Avoid high protein diets unless you are drinking 8-12 glasses of water a day.
  • Avoid salt.

 

How can I treat dehydration?

  • Chamomile or other non-caffeinated teas are excellent ways to begin rehydrating. Plus chamomile can help soothe the stomach pains that may come with re-hydration.
  • Enjoy fruits high in water such as bananas, melons, strawberries and grapes. Watery veggies such as cucumbers are great too.
  • Drink a cup of buttermilk with a half teaspoon of dry ginger to treat chronic dehydration.
  • Drink a pint of water with a teaspoon of lime juice, a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of sugar added to it.
  • Coconut water is an excellent way to re-hydrate and rebalance the body. It’s high in electrolytes.
  • Have a cup of yogurt mixed with a teaspoon of fenugreek to help restore sodium and potassium levels.
  • Take a bath with epsom salts to help soothe the aches and pains of dehydration.
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