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Foods for Hydration in the extreme heat ?


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Foods for Hydration in the extreme heat ?

Jimbosox04 | Jun 27, 2007 02:03 PM

I am asking this because I work in the extreme heat in the Glass Industry where my normal day is about 6 to 8 hours in 120+ degree temperatures. I drink about 10 to 12 (20 ounce) bottles of Gatorade in a shift. I try to eat foods heavy in potassium to keep muscle cramping to a minimum. Electrolites are not something that I am familiar with besides to drink fluids that are high in them. Lots of fresh fruit and water on top of the gatorade. Sounds like alot but the body goes through a rigorous day and needs as much as you can give it. As it gets even hotter I have a hard time to eat anything and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions to work in these conditions.

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