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Foods That Cause Dehydration

With the weather warming up, and the growing urge to head outdoors, we may forget that staying hydrated is the key to enjoying outdoor weather.

While it may be easy to remember ways to stay hydrated, do you know what may be eating or drinking that is making you dehydrated? Read more to find out what foods to avoid if you are looking to exercise or be active on a hot day!


This one will always be at the top of the list!

A night of socializing and food most always brings drinks along for the ride! While drinking in moderation isn’t bad, it is something to avoid if you are looking to be active outside the next day.


Whether you are heading out to the drive-ins or staying in to watch Netflix, it may be tempting to grab a bag of popcorn. Surprised this is on the list? The key ingredient that causes dehydration in this item is sodium. While popcorn is tasty, sodium causes dehydration and may impact the success of your exercise or workout regime. If you can’t resist grabbing a bag for a movie, opt for no sodium.

Drinks high in sugar

This item may not come as a surprise, as anything high in sugar and carbonated holds no nutritional value. Along with high amounts of sugar, the increase of artificial sweeteners has taken the food industry by storm. These types of sugars have a negative impact on our water storage and may make us dehydrated faster.

White Asparagus

While you may be gasping at the sight of a vegetable causing dehydration, but it’s true! Aspartic Acid is what causes this type of asparagus to cause dehydration because it encourages renal activity.


For those that are coffee lovers, you may be aware that coffee is a diuretic. While a cup or two a day won’t directly affect you in a negative way, for those that are drinking large amounts of coffee daily, it may in fact increase your chances of dehydration. Whenever you are drinking a cup of coffee, it is always best to pair it with a cup of water.

Soy Sauce

When it comes to cooking, pairing soy sauce to almost any dish can add a dash of extra flavoring . But with soy sauce being high in sodium, it may result in dehydration as well. Try to buy soy sauce that is low in sodium, and try to use it sparingly in food and while cooking.

Choose Chiropractic Care to Help with Dehydration

While choosing to eat the right foods may limit the possibilities of becoming dehydrated, sometimes we may experience symptoms such as back and muscle pain. These problems may be directly related to your dehydration and not an injury. Along with dehydration, sometimes it may be linked with other health conditions such as lack of physical performance and cognitive impairment according to this study. 

Choosing to see a chiropractor may help relieve the symptoms associated with some types of dehydration and various manipulations may aide in improving these conditions. 

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