What should you avoid when increasing your water intake?
Foods to avoid
Eating water-rich snacks such as melon, berries and cucumber slices can help you increase your daily water intake through food, and beverages like milk or herbal tea are also good sources of hydration. But beware of caffeinated drinks like coffee and soda, since these are dehydrating.
Don’t overdo it
Drinking too much water could lead to hyponatremia (low sodium levels), also known as water intoxication, where sodium levels in the body become overly diluted. This can lead to swelling in the brain, seizures and coma. So if you’re feeling quenched, don’t overdo it.