Fruits and juices might be among the best ways to manage the scorching heat but exercising a little caution is necessary to keep health problems at bay. Doctors, while stressing the need to increase fluid intake during summer, also insist on the importance of avoiding contaminated water and being cautious of artificially ripened fruits.
“People should take plenty of boiled water to avoid dehydration. Drinking juices and other cool drinks outside is not advisable as the water could be contaminated” said a senior doctor at the Government Hospital at Tirupattur.
Problems such as urinary tract infection and heat stroke can be prevented by taking sufficient water. “The body needs minimum of five litres of fluid per day. Water content fruits such as water melon, ‘vellari pazham’ could be consumed,” he added. [Read more...]