Coach Idush listed drinks that are harmful in the heat, nutritionist Ponomareva named foods that will help you cool down

Coach Idush listed drinks that are harmful in the heat, nutritionist Ponomareva named products that will help you cool down

Fitness trainer and master of sports in sports cheerleading Ivanna Idush gave tips on preventing dehydration in hot weather weather. In an interview with Doctor Peter, she also warned Russians about five drinks that should be avoided at high temperatures.

Ivanna Idush noted that in hot weather you should not drink cold or ice water, as it can activate sweating, which increases the risk of dehydration. Instead, the trainer recommends drinking warm or slightly cool water, which is better absorbed by the body.

In addition, Idush identified five drinks that should be avoided in hot weather: alcohol, coffee, strong black tea, sweet carbonated drinks drinks and juices. She emphasized that these drinks contribute to increased dehydration.

“In hot weather, it is important to choose foods that will help maintain hydration levels, ensure easy digestion and will not overload the body,” says nutritionist Vasilisa Ponomareva especially for MedikForum.

Vegetables and fruits

Watermelon: contains about 90% water, which makes it an excellent choice for maintaining hydration.

In addition, watermelon is rich in vitamins A, C and antioxidants.

Cucumbers: these vegetables also consist mainly of water and have a refreshing effect.

“Cucumbers are low in calories and contain vitamins K, C and various minerals.”
Citrus fruits: Oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits are rich in vitamin C and water.

“They also help strengthen the immune system and are refreshing in the heat.”
Berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are not only delicious, but also full of antioxidants and vitamins.

“They help maintain hydration and provide the body with essential nutrients.”
Celery: This vegetable contains a lot of water. and fiber, which helps maintain hydration and improve digestion.

Protein foods

Lean meat: Chicken breast, turkey and fish are excellent sources of protein that do not overload the body. Fish, such as salmon or tuna, are also rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Dairy: Yogurt, especially Greek yogurt, is a good source of protein and probiotics, which are beneficial for digestion. Kefir is also useful for maintaining healthy intestinal microflora.

Eggs: They are easily digestible and rich in protein. Vegetable omelettes or boiled eggs are good choices for a light, nutritious meal.

Heat Tips

  • Avoid heavy foods: Fatty and fried foods can slow digestion and cause discomfort.
  • Regular meals: Eat small meals every 3-4 hours to maintain energy levels and avoid stomach overload.
  • Keep hydrated: Drink water regularly, even if you don’t feel thirsty.

“Following these recommendations will help maintain health and a feeling of lightness on hot days,” says Ponomareva.

Earlier, MedicForum wrote about the benefits of fatty pork.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.