Summertime is magical, for kids and adults alike. Spending long hot days playing outside, swimming in the local pool, or lounging in the park without a worry or care. Summer activities can easily keep our mind on fun, and not so much on replenishing the water we have been losing through sweat all day.
In a past post, we talked about how much water you should be drinking a day. This post covers some of the most hydrating foods, so you can have your water, and eat it too!
Yes, you can eat water!
Almost all foods have water in them, but some foods have a higher amount of water than others. Think juicy foods like watermelon, cucumber, cantaloupe, strawberries, celery, tomatoes, oranges, bell pepper, yogurt, milk, peaches, lettuce, pineapples, soups and sauces, the list goes on and on. Typically, about 20 percent of your fluids in a day usually comes from food.
Here are some of the most hydrating foods
Watermelon is super high in Vitamin C, the highest amount is found in the white rind.
Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries
Be sure to keep the skin on, for added fiber.
6. Grapefruit and Oranges
Eat fresh! While fruit juices contain vitamins, they also lack fiber.
Tomatoes contain more potassium than bananas!
Iceberg Lettuce has the most water out of all lettuces, but also has the least amount of nutrients. Opt for a green leaf or romaine lettuces!
Cooking spinach releases most of it's water, so throw it in a salad or smoothie.
Perfect hydrating food for summer, since it's in season from June to late August.