Since Pahela Baishakh is in humid summer, we have to keep the weather in mind. It will remain warm. From young to adult, more or less everyone will get dehydrated, if they do not consume enough fluids. The human body is filled up of 60 per cent of water, and the bodily functions are affected if you get dehydrated. So, we need to keep hydrated in Baishakhi amusement to rejoice to the fullest!
The amount of water a person needs to prevent dehydration varies widely depending on the individual’s age, weight, level of physical activity, and the environmental temperature. The individual’s health and the medications they take may also affect the amount of water a person needs.
Healthy people lose water from urination, elimination of solid wastes, sweating, and breathing out water vapor. This water must be replaced through diet.
Chilled juices of fresh fruits and veggies could be good choices to prevent dehydration:
Watermelon approximately contains 90 per cent water, so the watermelon juice is undoubtedly the best way to keep yourself hydrated. It helps with digestion and keeps the stomach cool.
Mint water with lemon:
One glass of strained mint water with two drops of lemon works as wonder. It acts as a liver cleanser, boosts your metabolism and helps those with a low appetite.
You can add on salads with your panta ilish platter. Part of the reason that 2 cups of salad greens has fewer than 15 calories is that greens are more than 90 percent water. They are also packed with nutrients, such as folate, vitamin C, fiber and the antioxidant beta carotene, which helps keep your eyes and skin healthy. Plus, having a salad for lunch (or dinner) is a great way to bang out a couple of veggie servings.
If you eat biriyani or pulau, do not forget to eat yogurt. Regular plain yogurt is 85 to 88 per cent water (surprisingly, there’s more water in fuller-fat yogurt). You’ll also get calcium, some B vitamins (namely B12 and riboflavin) and good-for-you probiotics.
You do not need to skip panta ilish to keep healthy.
Health benefit of hilsha fish:
Hilsha fish is low in saturated fat and high in omega-3, (which can both) protect the heart from disease and lower the amount of cholesterol in the blood. One study has even suggested that an extra portion of fish every week can cut risk of heart disease in half. Eating hilsha fish can improve your circulation and reduce the risk of thrombosis. The EPA and DHA – omega-3 oils – in seafood can save your body from having to produce eicosanoids, a hormone-like substance which can make you more likely to suffer from blood clots and inflammation.
v This fish’s nutrients can help to keep the eyes bright and healthy.
v A fish nutrient provides the body with many essential nutrients which keep us running smoothly, including iodine, selenium, zinc and potassium. Iodine is important for the thyroid gland, and selenium makes enzymes which can help to protect us from cancer. Fish and shellfish are also excellent sources of many vitamins, including vitamins A and D.
Stay healthy, hydrated and enjoy the day! Shubho Nababarsha!