Aug 18 2017

Drinking an adequate amount of water in Sayulita, whether on vacation or living here, is a must. Here are some helpful tips to help you beat the heat in Sayulita and stay hydrated! 

Being properly hydrated when in Sayulita is essential to your good health, and if you are looking to keep your energy up and your thinking clear and sharp, then proper hydration is key. When in Sayulita, which is a hot, sunny climate, there are a number of contributing factors that cause one to lose water and become dehydrated. A few that come to mind are sweating, being physically active, too much sun, alcohol, diarrhea and vomiting, and certain medical conditions or medications. Some people in Sayulita are more at risk than others for dehydration, such as the elderly, infants/children, pregnant women, those on a diet, those who exercise heavily, and anyone with a fever or medical concerns.

If you are enjoying a wonderful time in Sayulita, but start to notice the following signs and symptoms, you need to hydrate, rapido! 

Dehydration happens when you have lost too much water in your body, and will need to be replaced. When in a hot climate, like Sayulita, be alert for: dry mouth, dark urine or little/no urine, chills, dizziness, headache, fatigue, dry skin, constipation, and muscle cramping. Mild dehydration can easily be treated, but extreme dehydration can be life threatening and you must seek immediate medical attention.

Preventing dehydration is possible by replenishing your body with water on an ongoing basis, throughout the day. Always bring a bottle of water with you wherever you go in Sayulita. Limes are excellent for adding valuable trace nutrients and minerals. Coconut water is also a fantastic hydrator, with natural electrolytes, amino acids, and antioxidants. Street vendors in Sayulita sell plenty of coconut water – gracias amigos!

Electrolytes are super important when replacing and maintaining fluid levels in the body. Simple daily activities in Sayulita, especially exercise, deplete the body of fluids and mineral electrolytes. Potassium is of particular concern, not to mention a myriad of other vital minerals that are lost. When we combine fluid intake with electrolytes, we hydrate faster. This is because the body recognizes the nutrition source and slurps it up! 

Whether you are traveling, working hard, or playing in the sun, one can easily forget to drink enough water everyday. Listen to your body, and take action to avoid the onset of dehydration. Recommended (minimum) water/liquids to maintain proper hydration: women 11 cups (2.2 liters) and for men 13 cups (3 liters). You can adjust according to your needs and physical activities.

Here is a "Sayulita Sun Quencher" DIY make at home recipe for a natural electrolyte drink. This drink will help you stay hydrated and cool, while replacing electrolytes (precious minerals) that are lost, daily. You can make up a batch for the fridge and serve it up to family and friends. They will thank you from the bottom of their thirsty cells.

Most of the Sayulita tiendas carry the basics, and you can purchase most of the specialty items at Alas Blancas in Sayulita

Sayulita Sun Quencher:

1/2 Litre of Coconut Water

1/2 litre of Mint or Spearmint Tea (or any herbal tea)

¼ teaspoon of Celtic or Himalayan Sea Salt – This can be bought at Sana Spices

6 Limes (squeeze out all of the juice)

Dash of honey or maple syrup, as desired (optional)

Crushed mint leaves (a few)

2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar

½ cup of Pineapple Juice (or other sweet juice, such as apple or grape)

Optional: add sliced cucumbers or strawberries to liquid mix

Mix in a large pitcher, add ice, and store in the fridge. Keeps 2 days.