16 Foods and Drinks to Avoid When You’re DehydratedWith temperatures rising, your body needs more water and key electrolytes to carry out its normal functions. According to the Mayo Clinic, dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in.
But dehydration doesn’t just occur because you’re not drinking enough H2O. It can also happen if you eat or drink certain foods and beverages that have a diuretic effect, meaning they help your body get rid of fluids. To ensure you’re properly hydrated, exercise caution with these foods and drinks that can cause dehydration—especially when it’s particularly hot out.
Here are the 16 foods and drinks you should avoid when you’re dehydrated. Plus, see What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking Water.