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What drink for high heat and humidity?

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  1. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

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    I read on here that water is good but lots flushes you out. What drink do you use to supplement or take the place of water?
     
  2. Calkidd

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    Gatorade or something similar to replace the electrolytes in your body. But you CANNOT drink enough water. If you are urinating a lot then you have enough water intake, but if you are not urinating then you are not drinking enough water. Your urine should be a very light yellow almost clear when you do urinate.

    All of you during the Grand need to at the minimum drink a gallon of water per day. Stay clear of soda and beer until at the end of your day. Good luck and stay cool and hydrated.

    Bryan
     
  3. short shucker

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    I drink a lot of unsweetened tea when it gets hot. It keeps me alert throughout the day.

    If I'm shooting, I watch my intake closely as I can get a bit jittery if I drink too much.

    ss
     
  4. psfive

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    I read where someone said if you don't have to pee you are not drinking enough water. Paul in Nebraska.
     
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    Bud Select is my refreshment of choice... Cheers !!!
     
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    My personal favorite is low sodium vegetable juice 8 - 12oz first thing in the morning and at supper time and plenty of water all day long but the sports drinks work well for a quick replenishment as long as you don't have issues with sugar. If you do be careful which sport drink you use.

    For the water I usually try to drink 6 - 10 oz at a time and I prefer mine at ambient temperature because drinking cold water when I am hot gives me an instant brain freeze and headache.

    As said above stay clear of the fizzy stuff until you have cooled down some afterwards. I still have my morning coffee but won't drink any more till I have cooled down some afterwards either.

    --- Chip King ---
     
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    Water.

    You should not drink tea in the heat if it has caffeine in it. Anything with caffeine in it should be avoided.
     
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    To piggy back on timb99 comment. The reason for this is because caffeine is a diuretic, which will dehydrate not hydrate you.

    Bryan
     
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    One of my mentors worked outdoors in the heat for a good 60 years doing manual labor. His solution was water with a squirt of lemon in it nothing else.
     
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    <blockquote>"But you CANNOT drink enough water."</blockquote>Oh, but you CAN...in fact, you can drink too much water. Clear urine isn't healthy; there should be some color to it.

    If your electrolytes and carbs are out of balance, no amount of water is going to do you much good. Salt and potassium are absolutely essential for the body to absorb the water you're feeding it into the blood and tissue. A 5 oz can of V-8 (low sodium or regular, I prefer low sodium) cut 4-to-1 with water at mid morning and another at mid afternoon will replace what you lose and make absorbing water into the blood (that's where it's needed, guys) much easier.

    MK
     
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    Caffeine is sometimes called "theine" when it's in tea. Some cultures advocate the drinking of tea in warmer climates. As you sweat (due to dehydration caused by the caffeine), evaporation cools you down. john
     
  13. ColtM1911A1

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    WATER....
     
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    Any liquid consumed in an air conditioned area!
     
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    While caffeine may make you sweat, and temporarily cool you off, you MUST replace those liquids lost to sweat. Drinking more caffeinated tea will only make you sweat more, and dehydrate. It doesn't rehydrate your body.

    Drink what you want. I'll stick to water and Gatorade.
     
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    I play soccer during the summer - Gatorade before activity, water during, then back to Gatorade.
     
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    Gatorade works well but you should cut it with water because you don't need all of the sugar ... There are Hydration drinks you can buy in packets that are sugar free and it makes it so you can drink more water without feeling bloated or filled up ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    Cool tap water. Bottled water is unncessarily expensive and confers no benefit other than portability. Why waste your hard-earned money?
     
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    To quote Rudyard Kipling from his poem Gunga Din, "When it comes to slaughter, you'll do your work on water, and lick the blommin' boots of 'im that's got it."

    Ed Ward
     
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    When I raced mountain bikes I would drink one Powerade to 3 waters before the race, water during the race along with 20oz of CytoMax sportsdrink, then a heavy recovery drink afterwards. Since your not doing that much physicaly Sports nutritionists say to cut Powerade or Gatorade 50/50 with water for most activity. This will keep your electrolites up. You will want plain water now and then. Eat salty foods like power bars and nuts which will make you want to drink and help with electrolites too.

    The most important thing to remember is that your body can only absorb about half of what you can sweat out. So you have to start out ahead with your water intake. Have your one cup of coffee, but drink water before and after. Caffiene is a diuretic but since your not pushing it physically I wouldn't worry too much about some. Just not alot.

    Hope this helps
     
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