Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Sip, Sip, Hooray!: How Hydration Stabilises Blood Sugar Levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Water is nature’s driving force. The human body is made up of 70 per cent water and needs 2-3 litres of water every day for proper hydration. Lack of water in the body (dehydration) is accompanied by abnormal shifts in glucose metabolism. Additionally, when you are dehydrated, your body produces a hormone called vasopressin which causes the liver to synthesize more glucose and your kidney starts to retain water.

Staying hydrated to balance blood glucose levels
• Keep your body hydrated throughout the day by consuming water/fluids at regular intervals. This ensures proper electrolyte balance in the body.
• In case of extreme dehydration, plain water intake can further intensify it. Prefer taking coconut water, which can restore the electrolyte balance as well as water levels in your body.
• You can set timers or reminders for hydrating regularly.
• Carry a water bottle with you when you workout or go outside. It will save you from getting dehydrated for long periods away from home.
• You can also consider having hydrating fruits and vegetables like cucumber, and watermelon.

Dehydration reduces blood volume, which causes an increase in blood sugar levels. A proper water-to-glucose ratio is necessary for your blood. Water can help reduce the concentration of blood glucose by eliminating extra sugar through urination. Thus, by staying hydrated throughout the day, you can control your blood sugar levels better.

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