Moisture and drinking water. You'll sweat more in warm weather. That is also the intention, because by sweating you cool off. But sweating more also means that you lose more fluid and electrolytes. Electrolytes are minerals that are important for all normal body processes, including your fluid balance. The heat also lowers the tone of your body tissues. By relaxing muscle and vessel walls more moisture can escape to the peripheral tissues. This can result in thick ankles, symptoms of 'fluid retention', low blood pressure and a faint feeling. By the way, thick ankles and symptoms of 'fluid retention' by hot weather do not mean that the body has 'too much moisture'! There may (right) still be a lack of moisture or arise. You can relieve low blood pressure, faintness and thick ankles by boosting the amount of fluid and electrolytes in your body.
Water, a super drink. Supplementing fluid is done by drinking water. Yet? That is almost true: drinking pure water is always important, especially to be able to rinse your body properly. But in warm weather you have to absorb more moisture and then only pure water does not do enough. In order to be able to absorb moisture properly, it must have a higher osmotic value than 'just' clean drinking water. That is why products such as ORS and synthetic sports drinks contain sugar and salt: that way you absorb the moisture better. But of course that kind of drinks are not really (really not) healthy. Fortunately, there are plenty of super healthy, tasty moist boosters to think of!
The apple juice variant: mix 1 part of organic cloudy apple juice with 2 parts of water and add a small pinch of Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt. Celtic sea salt and Himalayan salt, in addition to sodium, are rich in other important minerals and trace elements, so you kill 2 birds with one stone: your water is much better absorbed and you replenish your electrolytes with the minerals and trace elements from the sea salt.
Healthy Lemon Lemonade: mix freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice with clean water and sweeten it with raw honey, Stevie and / or coconut blossom sugar. Lemon has a cooling effect on the body: think in addition to the traditional 'lemonade' in hot weather also the hot lemon drink in case of fever. Fatigue solved by drinking water.
The ice-cream variant: another delicious refreshing drink is homemade iced tea from dried peppermint with rooibos, supplemented with slices of fresh lemon and raw honey. We have delicious forest honey in our assortment.
The vegetable juice variant: mix freshly squeezed vegetable juice (especially beet, carrots, cucumber and celery are perfect) with a pinch of Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt. This juice is really a mineral bomb and therefore a topper for your electrolytes.
Drink your food: eat with this hot weather a lot of green smoothies and cold soups (like the traditional gazpacho) as a light meal or snack. Mix in a small dash of olive oil to also absorb the fat-soluble vitamins. Drinking water helps with losing some weight.
Hangover? Even then these drinks help fantastic, because even with a hangover the body has a shortage of fluids and electrolytes ....)
Be nice to your electrolytes
Electrolytes are minerals that regulate, among other things, the moisture content in our body. In order to maintain your blood pressure and to retain water (in the wrong places), it is important to provide extra electrolytes in hot weather. Electrolytes are minerals and that is what you get mainly from fruit and vegetables. So go outside to fresh salads, fresh vegetable juices and watery vegetables and fruits such as watermelon and cucumber. Fruit juice is also very healthy in terms of mineral content, but because fruit juice makes your blood sugar level unstable, it is never advisable to drink more than a small glass of fruit juice a day.
Be very moderate with coffee. Coffee is highly diuretic, which also means you lose a lot of minerals. That is, in addition to extra sweating, so double loss of minerals! Let the coffee stand for a while, if you want to boost your stock of minerals.
What to do with low blood pressure due to hot weather
Drop increases blood pressure. That has nothing to do with the salt content; salty licorice increases blood pressure as much as sweet liquorice. The salt that is used in licorice is sal ammonia (ammonium chloride), which contains no sodium and therefore has no strong effect on blood pressure. Drop is made from a strong extract of the liquorice plant. Licorice contains glycerin, a substance that increases blood pressure. Laurierdrop is the strongest liquorice and does not contain salt or sugar. This licorice is therefore perfect to help raise low blood pressure and to get a good boost with tropical weather. We sell real old-fashioned laurel drop, from the jar.