Beating the Heat with LunaGrown
Please, no more complaints about the heat! A little common sense goes along way! Yes it’s summer, and yes there are bound to be heatwaves. Somehow though it gets hotter the more people complain and being crabby about something you can’t change isn’t that good for your health.
Anyone who has had the pleasure of working in a kitchen, in construction, doing road work, lawn care, or factory work, or farm work to name a few, can tell you straight out how unbearable it can get. They can also tell you the best ways to keep your body prepared for the heat. It is of course very important to keep yourself hydrated.
When your body perspires excessively, many things happen at the same time. You lose valuable water as well as potassium and sodium. Your body needs potassium and sodium for proper function of the muscle tissue as well as the central nervous system. Also when one perspires a great deal there is a risk to changes in blood glucose levels.
For those with blood sugar concerns, and even those who may not know if they should be concerned. Blood sugar is controlled by the pancreas, when you are not properly hydrated the pancreas can’t do it’s job too well, this can lead to a spike in blood sugar. One may notice frequent urination and become lightheaded.
Be aware of these possibilities when you are out in the heat. However if you are a person that skips meals and is out in this heat you run the risk of experiencing a drop in blood sugar levels. Please remember to eat properly and if you find yourself experiencing faintness, nausea, muscle cramps, or muscle tremors please seek medical attention immediately.
Fresh fruit is one of the best ways to replenish potassium levels, and one of the safest (avoiding supplements) there is usually enough sodium in your daily meals naturally that adding salt is not necessary to replenish what you’ve lost. Those with blood sugar concerns as well as the elderly and the very young, should be aware and take proper care throughout the day.
Summer is one of the best times of the year! Even the heat should be enjoyed! LunaGrown hopes you find a comfortable, healthy way to enjoy it! If you are inclined, check out our suggestions for non-alcoholic summer drinks, or Ice pops made with jam, you know you’ll be getting whole fruits and just a bit of sugar with LunaGrown.