Hydrate and balance electrolytes with Bone Broth

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Hydration is essential all year round but becomes increasingly crucial during the UAE’s sizzling summer months. Unfortunately, dehydration is common throughout the world, with some estimating 75% of the adult population may suffer from chronic dehydration.

This article explores the causes of dehydration and how consuming bone broth is one of the most effective methods to replenish and rehydrate your body.
 
What is dehydration?
Dehydration is when your body’s cells and blood vessels don’t have enough water. On average, between 55% to 78% of your body is made of water. Body water content is higher for newborns at around 78%, while adults average 60%.
]Water is present within organs such as our brains and hearts, which both are made of approximately 73% water. Further, our bones consist of 31% water, our skin 64%, and our lungs a staggering 83%. Therefore, the importance of water to our bodies cannot be understated. Losing a mere 1.5% of total water content can cause dehydration symptoms.
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    What causes dehydration?
    Dehydration can take multiple forms, including:
    1. When water and sodium are lost together (isotonic dehydration)
    2. When water loss exceeds sodium loss, resulting in increased levels of sodium
    (hypertonic dehydration)
    3. When sodium loss exceeds water loss (hypotonic dehydration)
    Water loss may occur through the skin, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, or urinary system,
    including by:
    • Sweating
    • Burns
    • Overexposure to heat
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Abdominal infections
    • Kidney and other diseases
    • High blood glucose
    It’s crucial to recognize and combat the symptoms of dehydration early. Although drinking
    plenty of water is always beneficial, there are additional ways to remain healthy and hydrated, especially during Dubai’s hot summer months. A key example is drinking bone broth, an efficient and tasty way to balance your electrolytes.

    What are electrolytes?
    Due to popular media and clever advertising, electrolytes are often considered synonymous
    with brightly colored sports drinks. Although not entirely wrong, electrolytes can also be
    sourced from wholefoods, and they play a crucial role in vital bodily functions.
    Electrolytes are essential minerals found in your blood, urine, and sweat. They are
    responsible for keeping your nervous system and muscles functioning, regulating internal
    pH levels, and you guessed it…keeping you hydrated! Electrolytes, particularly sodium,
    balance your fluid levels through osmosis.
    Your body has the following electrolytes:
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    Of the above electrolytes, bone broth contains sodium, calcium, magnesium, and
    phosphate. So, there’s no need to resort to artificially flavored sports drinks with high sugar
    when a proven, natural alternative exists with HAPI Bone Broth.

    How does bone broth prevent and combat dehydration?

    As mentioned above, electrolytes are essential minerals that aid in hydration and other vital
    functions. Electrolytes can be found in common daily foods, such as nuts, potatoes, and
    broccoli. However, you may not feel like consuming these foods immediately post-exercise
    or if you are already dehydrated.
    HAPI bone broth is a rich source of essential electrolytes, including calcium, magnesium,
    phosphate, and sodium. The broth is made by stewing animal bones and cartilage with
    select seasonings, developing unique savory flavors that can be enjoyed as a drink or added
    to meals.

    Consuming bone broth is an efficient way to boost your electrolyte levels and combat the
    effects of mild dehydration. For this reason, numerous athletic teams and institutes in
    America have added bone broth to athletes’ dietary regimes as a post-exercise recovery
    drink. Bone broth is an ideal post-workout drink as it replenishes electrolytes and protein. At
    the same time, collagen and glycine may also help repair tissue damaged during exercise.

    But bone broth benefits are not limited to athletes. Many people enjoy drinking the best
    bone broth in Dubai during hot summers as a refreshing and hydrating drink.
    Bone broth during Dubai’s summer
    Water is critical during warm weather as it helps prevent your body from overheating. This
    is because your muscles generate heat during exercise or when you’re enduring high
    temperatures. Your body regulates your temperature by sweating. As the sweat evaporates,
    your body is cooled, but you also lose water and may become dehydrated. This is especially common during the long hot summer months in Dubai where temperatures can exceed 40'C.
    Bone broths, such as HAPI organic chicken bone broth, which is high in potassium, can quickly replenish electrolytes lost to sweat and avoid dehydration.HAPI_bone broth_Dubai_Abu Dhabi

    Health benefits of hydrating with bone broth
    As discussed above, dehydration can have a noticeable effect if you lose as little as 1.5% of your total body water content. Conversely, there are many noticeable yet positive effects of staying sufficiently hydrated.
    The below section discusses just a few health benefits bone broth can help you achieve through adequate hydration.

    Improved cognitive function
    Dehydration can affect your concentration, memory, mood, and reaction times. Drinking more water and increasing your electrolyte intake with bone broth can improve your cognitive function, stabilize emotions, reduce headaches, and may even reduce anxiety.

    Sustained energy
    Dehydration can reduce circulation and the flow of oxygen to your brain and throughout your body. Expending this additional energy can cause you to feel tired and distracted. Hydrating with H20 and tasty bone broth gives more energy throughout the day.

    Improved digestion
    Increasing water intake can decrease irregular bowel movements, bloating, heartburn, gas, and other digestive discomforts.

    Weight loss and management
    Drinking more water can help you feel satiated between meals, reducing snacking and overall intake of sugars, cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fats. Amplify these benefits when enjoying the satisfying and filling flavors of bone broth as a low-calorie beverage.
    Reduced joint pain
    The cartilage in our joints consists of nearly 80% water. Bone broth supports joint health by reducing friction through hydration and reducing pain and stiffness via the collagen in the animal bones and cartilage.

    All the benefits of improved hydration await you at the bottom of a glass of your favorite HAPI Bone Broth. Try our organic chicken, lamb, or beef bone broth varieties today.

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