5 Hydrating Foods for Hot Summer Days
It’s been a hot summer for many already, and keeping up with water intake can be challenging. Luckily, there are many fruits and vegetables you can add to your daily routine to help give you the extra hydration boost you need. And not only are these fruits and vegetables hydrating, but most are low in calorie and full of nutrients!
While picking out a watermelon can be tricky, this juicy fruit is packed with water! Watermelon is about 92% water and is also rich in many nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and lycopene (a powerful antioxidant). It’s high-water content also makes it low in calories, so watermelons are a tasty option for anyone on a calorie restricted diet. So pack some watermelon slices on your next outing for a sweet hydrating treat!
Most berries are already favorites for being high in antioxidants and low in calories, but srawberries are also high in water content. About 91% of their weight is water. This hydrating berry is also an incredible source of vitamin C and folate so make sure and add them to your next smoothie or yogurt bowl for a hydrating nutrient boost!
This popular summer squash is not only a great alternative for pasta, but it’s also a great source of water! It’s fairly low in calories and made up of about 94% water. Zucchinis are also rich in many nutrients including fiber and vitamin C. You can roast them, add them to soups, or make tasty pasta dishes out of them.
Cucumbers are an easy, and almost flavorless, way to add some hydration to your meals. They’re refreshing and often added to salads, sandwiches, and juices. They’re made up of about 95% water and are a very low-calorie food so you can have plenty of them for any meal Try adding them to a sandwich or smoothie!
Fresh tomatoes are a great addition to a salad or sandwich, but they’re a great way to stay hydrated! Tomatoes are about 94% water and are also a great source of vitamins A & C. They provide you with an antioxidant boost and are also a good source of fiber. Try them on a refreshing salad this summer!
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