Is it important to stay Hydrated during Corona Virus (COVID-19)? If so, Can rehydration Help fight a Virus?
First, we’ve all seen the best advice from theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention and the global health community. It’s as simple as it is powerful: Wash your hands thoroughly. If you’re sick, stay home. And if you’re not, keep your distance from those who might have been exposed to, or are infected with, COVID-19 while they recover.
Keeping your immune system healthy and functioning at its best is very important for its ability to fight against any unwanted viruses, such as COVID 19. It is recommended that you continue to consume immunity boosting products such as vitamins and minerals.
In order for your immune system to function properly and process these vitamins and minerals it is essential to stay hydrated through a balanced intake of water and electrolytes.
However, sitting in our homes, surrounded by snacks and many restrictions on outdoor activities, it makes it challenging to stay motivated. Drink plenty of water and maintain a healthy metabolic state. Here are some keys to maintaining hydration.
If you feel dehydrated, sadly its too late. It is recommended that you stay consistent and hydrate throughout the day to prevent dehydration. Some studies show it could take up to 24hrs to rehydrate and if you suddenly put excess water back into your body in an attempt to rehydrate it could put your body into a shock, therefore experts recommend pacing yourself and using a supplement like PNG Balanced Hydration Mix that is rich in nutrients and minerals to enhance your ability to retain water.
Common misconception is that a runny nose is a sign of illness or infection. However, Dr. Hakim Bouzamondo explains, “Healthy hydration levels can help your nose by maintaining the mucous membrane and decreasing irritation ”. Small levels of mucous helps trap and fight against unwanted bacteria.
Drinks with electrolytes like our Balanced Hydration Mix that can easily be added to 16oz of water and provide vitamins and minerals essential for staying hydrated. Its important to beware of the sugar levels of the sport drinks or electrolyte drinks you are consuming, as a spike is sugar can be harmful to your bodies ability to rehydrate.
For example, traditional gatorade drinks has as much as 30g of sugar, while other electrolyte mixes could have as high as 16g of sugar. The PNG Balanced Hydration Mix is a recommended choice of elite trainers because of its low quantity of sugar at 3g.
Get rest. Eat right. Stay Hydrated
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