Last Updated on 2023-05-07 , 4:18 pm
You might have wondered at one point in your life, “Why am I always thirsty?
Well, a good portion of our body is made up of water. As such, it’s only natural that water is an essential part of our daily lives. For most humans, three days without water intake is pretty much the limit for our body.
However, every now and then, our body will demand more water, and for a good reason.
If you didn’t notice, you would probably ask “Why am I always thirsty?” after eating certain foods.
A lot of the food we consume on a daily basis actually dehydrates our body and makes us thirsty easily. Sometimes, it would be best for you to avoid these foods completely.
Here are 10 foods which will make you really, really thirsty.
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1) French Fries & Potato Chips
It goes without saying that food high in sodium content, like french fries and potato chips, dehydrates you faster than you can calculate pi to the 99th digit.
Salty foods increase the rate of fluid loss in your body as water is required to eliminate the excess sodium inside your body. In other words, do drink up after eating these foods!
2) Instant Noodles
One of the worst mistakes of my life must be that time when I left my house without drinking water after eating two packs of instant noodles.
Oh and, I drank all the soup too.
For the next 30 minutes I spent on the bus ride, I was seriously contemplating if I should get off the bus and grab a bottle of water just to appease my body.
If you want to watch how unhealthy instant noodles is, you might want to watch this video we’ve done just for you:
3) Soft drinks
Soft drinks, also known as 330ml of diabetes, can increase water loss in your body due to its high-sugar content.
The acidic environment created by the soft drinks may impair enzyme function, resulting in a decrease in your body’s water storage capacity.
In other words, stay away from the soft drinks for a healthier body!
Basically: caffeine, caffeine and more caffeine. Caffeine speeds up dehydration and is something you might want to avoid if you’re dehydrated. In other words, stay away from that cup of Starbucks even when it’s burning hot outside!
Oh and, coffee is also a diuretic, which means you’ll want to pee more frequently after drinking it.
5) Energy drinks
I don’t think I need to explain why energy drinks dehydrate you, right?
Caffeine + sugar =WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!
Instead of a can of energy drink when you’re feeling tired, why not just chug an entire glass of ice-cold water? Pretty sure that’ll wake you up too!
6) Soy sauce
Well, yes. I know it’s the sodium at work here. However, soy sauce’s worth mentioning because most of us have no idea how “salty” it is.
Just three tablespoons of soy sauce contain more sodium than the recommended daily intake! Next time you’re adding soy sauce to your porridge, pay attention to how much you’re pouring!
Like coffee, alcohol is also a diuretic. This explains why you have to visit the loo frequently when you’re drinking. And yes, dehydration is also why you’ll have a merciless hangover the next day!
Be sure to drink a bottle of water or two after a night of drinking.
Now, this may come as a surprise for some of you, but asparagus is also considered a diuretic due to its asparagine content.
So tone down on that asparagus. I know asparagus is kinda like durian—you either love it or hate it. Like durians, too much of it is definitely no good (or any other food, for that matter).
9) High protein food
Are you perhaps on a high protein diet? I know a lot of people are replacing carbohydrates with proteins these days. If you’re one of those people, then you should have noticed that you tend to get thirsty easily during the diet.
And that’s because a high protein diet actually dehydrates you.
10) Cookies and biscuits
Look, at this point I’ve already run out of things to say. Aside from the sugar content of cookies and biscuits, there’s still the fact that they’re really dry.
As with all dried food with no moisture, it’s always good for us to eat them with a drink. Like Oreo and milk (best combo ever).
So the next time you ask yourself “Why am I always thirsty”, think back on what you’ve eaten and hydrate yourself.
And that about does it for this article. Keep yourself hydrated at all times, especially since Singapore is such a hot country.
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