The body does not store water, so the kidneys maintain as much of it as possible during the day Ramadan by reducing the amount lost in the urine, but fluid loss continues gradually over the fasting hours through sweating and breathing.

Therefore, we have collected for you the best health tips to combat thirst during the day in the holy month of Ramadan, to avoid the consequences of dehydration on your body.

Reduce caffeine and salts

Fasting people suffer from headache pain caused by not drinking tea and coffee, which prompts many of them to drink stimulants within the suhoor meal, but the World Health Organization published a report on the occasion of the month of Ramadan in which it warned against consuming caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and cola during Iftar hours, because they are diuretic.

But you still have a chance to drink coffee without dehydration, as the results of a study dating back to 2017 indicated that a cup of coffee produces urine within 3 hours of consuming it.

The FAO report also urged breakfast on 3 dates, because they are a rich source of fiber, then eat soup, salad and lean animal protein, and warned against salt because it accelerates dehydration and thirst.

The organization mentioned salt-rich foods other than pickles, such as sausages, processed meats, cheeses, ready-made salads, crackers and spreadable sauces, and recommended using herbs to enhance the flavor of food instead of salt.

Some fasting people suffer from headaches caused by not drinking tea and coffee, which prompts them to drink stimulants at Suhoor (Shutterstock)

Do not drink soda water

Our perception of thirst is a key factor in determining how much water we drink, so it was remarkable that some drinks can trick oral sensation centers.

Biologists at the Monel Center for the Chemical Senses investigated the characteristics of drinks that reduce thirst, using participants who fasted for 12 hours and then drank it from heavy, opaque bottles to estimate how much water they drank until they felt hydrated.

Cold was a feature of a deceptive drink, whether it was thermal cold, such as ice water, or chemical cold by menthol and carbonated water.

Drinking these drinks reduced the participants' feeling of thirst and reduced their usual water consumption by 50%, prompting researchers to warn against drinking these drinks without committing to drinking at least 2.5 liters of water per day, otherwise the body will suffer from dehydration.

Don't overdo the candy

Scientists have believed for decades that eating sugars increases symptoms of dehydration of the body, such as stress, lethargy, tension and deterioration of the mental state, and dehydration increases the likelihood of kidney disease caused by lack of hydration, such as kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

Caroline Abovian, a professor in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Boston University School of Medicine, explained through a report on the "Health" website why sugar is linked to thirst, when we eat sugars first go to the stomach and the intestines absorb glucose first thing and then transport it to the bloodstream, and once the sugar molecules reach the blood, the water moves from the body's cells to the blood to restore balance in the blood, and then the water pulls the excess glucose quickly into the bladder to get rid of it.

Therefore, doctors consider excessive thirst and dehydration of the body the first symptom of type I or II diabetes.

Researchers from the Mexican Institute of Cardiology and the Department of Nephrology at the University of Colorado also revealed that fructose is specifically linked to dehydration-related kidney disease.

Eating sugars increases symptoms of dehydration (island)

Drink your daily portion of water

The disappearance of thirst is a sign that your body is dehydrated, so researchers at the Department of Nutrition at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Indonesia tried to study the patterns of Indonesian Muslims drinking water during the month of Ramadan.

The researchers confirmed that eating 4 cups of lukewarm water during breakfast alerts the body to its need for water, and helps to achieve the recommended daily consumption level, unlike eating only two cups for breakfast, and they also stressed the need to adhere to our daily share of water during the month of Ramadan, which is estimated at 3 liters.