Stay hydrated with water-rich foods this summer

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It’s hot out there, and with that in mind, it’s so important to keep hydrated. While I previously posted about how to add more water to your day for better hydration, let’s face it, plain water can get a little boring. The good news is that there are other ways to keep hydrated. For example, by eating water-rich foods.

*Fun Fact: Did you know you can get about 20% of your water intake from the foods you eat?*

The human body is comprised of about 50-70% water, with men at an average of 60-65% and women at around 55%. Hydration is key to keeping the body healthy as   dehydration adversely affects health with fatigue, muscle cramps, headaches, and more. Here are some of my favourite healthy*, water-rich foods to quench your thirst this summer:

  • Watermelon (92% water)
  • Strawberries (91% water)
  • Cantaloupe (90%)
  • Peaches (89% water)
  • Oranges (88% water)
  • Skim Milk (91% water)
  • Cucumber (95% water)
  • Lettuce (96% water)

*For reference on the nutrient content of the above, click here

Watermelon happens to be one of my favourite summer foods, and not just because it’s water-rich. It happens to go really well in salads like this!

How will you stay hydrated this summer? For more healthy lifestyle and fitness tips, visit the blog.

As always, I’m hear to support you, so feel free to reach out!

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