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5 foods to keep you hydrated this summer

In the hot summer months it’s important to get extra water to keep you from getting dehydrated. Luckily there are so many delicious fruits and vegetables you can add into your diet to help prevent dehydration. Try adding some of these into your daily summer diet to help you stay cool!

Cucumbers

This delicious salad addition has a 95 percent water content making it almost as hydrating as a glass of water. Try making a delicious cucumber salad with a drizzle of olive oil, sea salt and some feta cheese or simply blend cucumber with some plain yogurt and fresh mint for a refreshing summer soup.

Celery

This crunchy vegetable makes the perfect snack. Its high water content along with fiber helps keep hunger away while providing vitamins A, C and K. It also makes a great home remedy for stomach acid and can help reduce heartburn, making it a great addition for summer barbecue. If you need a little more substance for a snack add some natural almond butter or hummus.

Tomatoes

Sliced and diced tomatoes make an appearance in salads, sandwiches and sauces, but they also make a wonderful snack. They can also make their very own salad by pairing them with a little fresh mozzarella and basil drizzled in olive oil or toss them into a cucumber salad. Tomato gazpacho is another hydrating summer favorite for a light lunch on the beach.

Strawberries

Surprisingly this vitamin C packed berry has a 91% water content making it a great summer choice. Eat them on their own, toss them into a spinach salad or dip them in some Greek yogurt for a fabulous breakfast.

Watermelon

A barbecue must-have, this sweet fruit also happens to be chock full of vitamins. It is a great source of lycopene, a cancer fighting antioxidant, and actually contains more than tomatoes. Watermelon is also a great source of vitamin C so it can help ward off that summer cold.

Even though all these delicious foods will help keep you hydrated make sure you also get plenty of water to drink! If you’re not a water fan try making flavored water by adding strawberries, watermelon and even cucumbers. Eating the sliced fruit after drinking your water will give you an extra boost of hydration!

by Jacqueline Banks

Source: Casadecampo Living

Category: DR Living |

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Last updated December 6, 2016 at 12:34 PM
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