Fresh Foods That Keep You Hydrated
By Genevieve Cunningham
Hydration is more important than most of us realize. It's only when we suffer dehydration that we realize just how important it is to consume H2O. Of course, in our world of soda and coffee and tea, it's hard to drink enough water. Luckily, drinking water isn't the only way to get it into your body. If you have trouble drinking enough water throughout the day, take a look at these fresh foods that can hydrate your body and make you feel your best.
Celery is so good for you. It's incredibly low calorie, filling to the belly, and yet it's full of water! When you eat celery, you're hydrating your body and keeping yourself full without worrying over a calorie count. Of course, not everyone enjoys the flavor of celery. If that's you, try dipping in a Ranch type dip or even spreading peanut butter on top.
Watermelon is full of water -- hence the name! Watermelon is a delicious summer treat. Slice it up and enjoy. This will definitely fill up your bladder because of all the water, so don't feed it to kids before bed. But if you're looking for a delicious way to stay hydrated, watermelon is a good choice.
Berries are another delicious way to keep water in your body. And you can choose whichever kind you like best. The water content may vary sightly, and each berry may bring slightly different benefits to your health, but they'll all be good for you. Blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry. Grab a handful, rinse, and enjoy.
Cucumber is over 90 percent water. That means when you're eating a cucumber, you're consuming mostly water along with some other healthy nutrients. Cucumber is delicious raw -- very fresh in flavor. But if you don't want raw veggies, just add them to a salad or put them together with a dip to make it more satisfying to the taste buds.
It's so important to keep your body hydrated, especially in the summer. But luckily, even beyond drinking water, it's easy to do. Just make sure that you're eating these foods, and you'll be well on your way to a healthy diet and proper hydration in no time at all.
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