Feeling Woozy In The Heat? Eat Some Salt!

Summer is here and while frolicking outside is fun, if your body isn’t ready for the heat it can be a bit of a downer, or even dangerous. If you find yourself feeling light-headed, an unexpected friend in the kitchen can help you out. It sounds counter-intuitive, but a few pinches of salt may be just the trick.

Dissolve half a teaspoon in a glass of water and drink it. It replaces the salt your body lost from sweating and also helps temporarily increase your blood pressure. Large amount of heat can lower your blood pressure and that’s part of what makes you feel woozy.

Couple of pinches of salt can help you battle the heat [Detroit Free Press]
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Extreme Heat [CDC.gov]