Why you should keep on drinking your cuppa this summer

Summer, what summer some may ask? 2019 is proving disappointing in comparison to the summer of 2018 in terms of the weather. The brighter days are on their way!

You can’t disagree, it’s heating up a little… even though we may have the wet stuff keeping up its appearances.

So what’s the best way to keep cool?

Drinking a cuppa of course! Drinking a hot drink results in a lower amount of heat stored inside your body.

When the hot drink is ingested, the hot drink is hotter than your body temperature, making you add heat to the body and therefore increasing sweat and as long as it evaporates, it more than compensates for the added heat to the body.

What’s more is that you have receptors in your tongue and throat, which respond to heat (very similar to spice reactions). When you drink a hot drink on a hot day, a sensor in your tongue and throat perceives the heat and causes your body to increase with sweat and again, as long as the sweat can evaporate your body will cool down.

Most importantly, you should always try to stay hydrated in warmer weather

Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles and helps the muscles work efficiently. In the warmer weather we sweat more, resulting in loss of more fluids and often causing dehydration.

Dehydration can be a serious condition that can lead to problems ranging from swollen feet or a headache to life-threatening illnesses such as heat stroke.

How much water do you need to drink to stay hydrated?

It is commonly recommend around eight 8 large glasses, which equals about 2 litres. This is often called the 8×8 rule and is very easy to remember.

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