STAY HYDRATED 

FIVE DEHYDRATING FOODS AND DRINKS TO AVOID DURING HEATWAVE 

Published By MintGenie Team | 29 Apr, 2024
Maintaining a balanced diet with hydrating foods is crucial in the summer to ensure proper hydration and support bodily functions.
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Choosing snacks and planning meals thoughtfully is essential, as certain foods that are healthy in colder months may be harmful during heatwaves or hot weather.
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Here are some foods that you should avoid during a heatwave:
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Coffee

Caffeine in coffee acts as a diuretic, increasing urine production and leading to water loss, potentially causing dehydration.
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Alcohol

Alcohol and its derivatives dehydrate the body, evident by dark yellow urine, indicating significant water loss.
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High-Protein Foods

Metabolising the nitrogen in high-protein foods requires more water, leading to cellular water loss and dehydration.
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Tea

Despite its popularity, tea's caffeine content can contribute to dehydration, with different types affecting hydration levels variably.
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Dark Chocolate

With higher caffeine content, excessive consumption of dark chocolate can induce symptoms like increased heart rate, diarrhoea, anxiety, and dehydration.
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