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How Will You Hydrate Your Child This Summer?

How will you hydrate your child this summer?

It is just the beginning of summer- 1st week of

April and the temperature is already

above 40 degree Celsius! Thankfully most of the

afternoon schools have already re-scheduled their

timings to the morning hours. Soon

the vacations will start…. And if this is what

April is offering us, can you imagine what

will be the temperature in the May? So,

how will you hydrate your child this summer?

First let us understand How will you know if

your child is dehydrated?

  • When your child gets easily fatigued means get tired on least exertion.
  • When your child is Irritated frequently,
  • When your child can’t concentrate even on his favourite activity.
  • When there is passage of dark yellow urine
  • And when your child complaint of Headache without any obvious cause.

These all are the signs of dehydration and during such phase

What do they demand?

  • Cold coffee
  • Iced tea
  • Soda
  • Energy drink

These all are their favourite drinks but

you must know what’s wrong with them?

They all contain caffeine.

If your child takes caffeinated drink,

the caffeine can actually increase the

water loss from their body. So, instead of

getting hydrated, your child gets

dehydrated because of these drinks.

What are better options?

These drinks are made popular by the

Brands that are making them. The companies are

spending crores of rupees for the

marketing each year through film and

cricket celebrities. And your child watches the

advertisements of such drinks frequently on

television, newspaper, hoardings, on

internet platforms etc.  However, there are many

healthy drinks which (unfortunately) never get marketed. Like…

  • Plain water
  • Coconut water
  • Lemon juice
  • Butter milk

It is not just for your child. But, it is

equally important for you as well to have

healthy drinks. It will not only

hydrate your body but will also provide

you many other nutrients.

This summer stay hydrated… stay healthy…

That’s all for today,

See you next Tuesday,

With another Tuesday tip,

Till then,

Take care.

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life

Dr. Bhumita makwana

Your dietitian & cosmetic clinician

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