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How to stay hydrated throughout the day apart from drinking water

Although it is essential to drink atleast 8 glasses of water during the day to stay hydrated, there are many other ways you can keep yourself refreshed throughout the day.

Have lemon water (Nimbu Paani)

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Lemon water aka nimbu paani is a staple drink in most Pakistani households. It contains a lot of vitamin C which helps in flushing out toxins, helps with digestion, boosts immune system and cleanses the liver as well.

Have watermelons

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Watermelons are made up of 92 per cent water and eight per cent fruit which makes them the perfect substitute for water. The carotenoid content present in watermelons also helps prevent cell damage, fight deadly diseases and helps regulate blood pressure and aids in recovering. Watermelons are also a good source of potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C.

Incorporate leafy greens in your diet

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Leafy green vegetables are packed with water content especially lettuce. Lettuce contains 96 per cent water which is so much more than watermelons. The great part about lettuce is that it can be included in almost any main course. Apart from lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes are an excellent source of hydration as well. You can also mix all the ingredients together to make a delicious salad as well.

Have some hot soup

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People enjoy having soup in the cold weather as it keeps them warm. It’s a great source of food intake when you want to skip on a heavy meal as well as nutritious and easy to make.

Say no to salty, fried foods

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Avoid salty, fried foods and instead opt for lighter healthier options. Salty foods can badly dehydrate the body and make you feel thirsty really quickly. The human body only needs a minimum amount of salt per day which can easily be acquired through consumption of vegetables and fruits.

Ditch snacks such as crisps, crackers and sweets as they are heavy on carbs and contain little to no water content. Try binge-eating on healthier snacks such as seasonal fruits or make them into smoothies.

Drink herbal tea

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Herbal tea keeps the inside of your body warm and cleans your digestive system as well. Herbal teas are also good for your skin as they keep skin clear and hydrated. You can have a cup of herbal tea after your dinner to help digest the food, it also helps one sleep better.

Keep your outside hydrated

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Don’t use makeup everyday unless you absolutely need to, try doing minimal makeup. Take care of your skin by moisturizing it daily with the help of sun screens which can keep you fresh and hydrated.

Stop washing your face too much

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Washing your face frequently during the day can strip the skin of it’s moisture and cause it to produce more oil thus actually make it more dehydrated, rather than the other way around. Our skin needs it’s own moisture to stay hydrated. Wash your face only twice a day to clear out dirt and other impurities accumulated throughout the day. If your face gets dry quickly use a moisturizer to keep it fresh and dewy.


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