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8 months ago
5 Foods That Can Leave You Feeling Thirsty

Highlights
  • Our body is made up of 75 percent water
  • Caffeine speeds up dehydration in the body
  • Any high sodium food can cause dehydration
Our body is made up of 75 percent water, without which one cannot function properly. We lose water on a daily basis; through excretory systems like sweat, breath and urine, which is why is it is imperative to consume as much water through the day to keep going. But did you know that it is not just these factors that may be causing your body to lose water? It may also be due to some foods that you may consume every day. That's right. These foods and drinks may actually make you feel dehydrated and leave you asking for more water. We enlist foods that can make you thirsty as you consume them.

1. Coffee and Tea



Any caffeinated drink including coffee and tea, which is a diuretic, will leave you thirsty as it makes you urinate frequently. Moreover, caffeine also speeds up dehydration in the body. So, more the intake of coffee and tea, the more dehydrated you will feel. It is good to stick to drinking just two to three cups of coffee in a day in order to prevent imbalance due to fluid loss.
 

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caffeine also speeds up dehydration in the body​

2. Alcohol



If you have been figuring out the reason of your hangover and excess dehydration the day after guzzling down lots of alcohol, then its diuretic properties are to be blamed. The amount of alcohol you drink is directly proportionate to the number of times you visit the washroom. After a night of binge drinking, you may feel dehydrated; it is because it depletes the fluids in the body causing imbalance. So even if you drink alcohol, ensure you accompany it with some water to avoid this problem.
 

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After a night of binge drinking, you may feel dehydrated​

3. Salty Foods



Any high sodium food like processed cheese, hot dogs, breads, et al can make you turn to a glass of water. Sodium in your system leads to loss of fluids, because a lot of water goes into flushing this excess sodium present in salt. Try limiting your consumption of canned foods, processed foods, frozen foods and condiments.
 

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Any high sodium food like processed cheese, hot dogs, breads, et al can make you turn to a glass of water.​

4. High Protein Foods



If you are on a high protein diet, chances are you may feel dehydrated. The body uses up more water in order to metabolize the naturally occurring nitrogen in protein, due to which cells may lose water content significantly, further making you feel dehydrated. So even if you are on a high protein diet, make sure you are loading yourself with more water content.
 

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If you are on a high protein diet, chances are you may feel dehydrated

5. Sugary Foods and Drinks



A sugary drink can immediately replenish you when you are in a dire need of fluids. However, drinks with high sugar content may increase the rate of water loss in the body. Sugary drinks are believed to create an acidic environment that can impair enzyme function and decrease your body's water storage capacity that is necessary to metabolize all the extra sugar present in the system. If you are drinking energy drinks, soft drinks and sports drink, make sure you limit their consumption as they are doing nothing but adding to dehydration in your body.
 

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A sugary drink can immediately replenish you when you are in a dire need of fluids

We aren't asking you to completely stop consuming these foods but limit their intake so they don't have a negative impact on your health.


 

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