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16 Foods and Drinks to Avoid When You’re Dehydrated

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Samantha Leffler of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 17: Consuming too much salty foods and caffeinated beverages can increase fluid loss in your body. With temperatures rising, your body needs more water and key electrolytes to carry out its normal functions. According to the Mayo Clinic, dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in.But dehydration doesn’t just occur because you’re not drinking enough H2O. It can also happen if you eat or drink certain foods and beverages that have a diuretic effect, meaning they help your body get rid of fluids. To ensure you’re properly hydrated, exercise caution with these foods and drinks that can cause dehydration—especially when it’s particularly hot out. Plus, check out this list of the 50 Best Detox Waters for Fat Burning and Weight Loss!

16 Foods and Drinks to Avoid When You’re Dehydrated

Consuming too much salty foods and caffeinated beverages can increase fluid loss in your body. With temperatures rising, your body needs more water and key electrolytes to carry out its normal functions. According to the Mayo Clinic, dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in.

But dehydration doesn’t just occur because you’re not drinking enough H2O. It can also happen if you eat or drink certain foods and beverages that have a diuretic effect, meaning they help your body get rid of fluids. To ensure you’re properly hydrated, exercise caution with these foods and drinks that can cause dehydration—especially when it’s particularly hot out. 

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