7 Super-Hydrating Foods We Should All Be Eating This Summer
Who knew these fruits and veggies were so hydrating?
With the summer heat, it’s especially important to stay hydrated. Besides just making you thirsty, dehydration can cause fatigue, moodiness, headaches and problems concentrating. Luckily, in addition to drinking water, you can load up on these seven delicious foods that will be sure to keep you hydrated.
This fruit has its name for a reason. Watermelon is composed of about 92 percent water, making it the perfect choice for a hot summer day.
If watermelon isn’t your thing, you can also opt for strawberries, which contain just about the same amount of water.
Cucumbers are a great option if you’re feeling thirsty: A study from the University of Aberdeen Medical School found that eating a cucumber (which is 96 percent water) after a workout may hydrate your body twice as effectively as a glass of water.
Crunch down on celery, and you’ll be eating a vegetable composed of 95 percent water. In addition to water, celery is high in sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and zinc.
Add some radishes to your salad for a hydrating lunch. Like celery, radish contains 95 percent water.
Whether you eat them spiralized, sauteed, baked or raw, zucchini make the perfect hydrating snack, with over 90 percent water.
Grapefruit contains 91 percent water, so load up on the citrus fruit to keep your body hydrated, and you’ll also get a hefty dose of vitamin C.