Summer Hydration

While drinking water is often what you think of when it comes to staying hydrated, there are other ways of staying hydrated. Believe it or not, certain fruits and vegetables can help you with summer hydration. 

  1. Watermelon, as the name suggests, is mostly water. In fact, it’s one of the most hydrating foods you can eat. It’s also very healthy and can help give you fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and magnesium. Plus, they’re in season right now!  
  1. Strawberries have almost as much water as watermelon, and they also provide lots of fiber. They also contain disease-fighting antioxidants and vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, folate, and manganese.  
  1. Cantaloupe offers more than a half of a cup of water with each serving, along with two grams of fiber, and 120 percent of your recommended daily value of Vitamin A.  
  1. Peaches are a Georgia staple, and they pack lots of water to help with summer hydration, along with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B vitamins, and potassium. The skin may also offer antioxidants that help to fight diseases.  
  1. Oranges offer lots of water and fiber, which can help you feel more full. Eating citrus fruits may also help protect against kidney stones, and the Vitamin C and potassium in oranges are wonderful too!  
  1. Cucumbers are made up of 95 percent water, and they are very low in calories. They also help you get the Vitamin K, potassium, and magnesium you need.  
  1. Lettuce provides you with a lot of water in each serving as well as folate. It also has vitamins K and A, along with a healthy amount of fiber. We see salads in your future!  
  1. Tomatoes have lots of fiber and disease fighting antioxidants that may even lower your risk of heart disease and prostate cancer.  
  1. Grapefruit helps hydrate you, provide you with fiber and other vitamins and minerals, and several studies have linked eating grapefruit with weight loss, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and lower blood sugar. That definitely sounds like a lot of wins in our book!  
  1. Celery packs lots of water, fiber, Vitamin K, potassium, and it can help aid in weight loss. It may also protect you against heart disease, certain cancers, and disease like osteoporosis.