Beat the Heat With These Hydrating Foods

When it comes to staying hydrated, a good rule of thumb is to sip half your body weight in ounces of water every day.

Most of us think of water when we think about staying hydrated but it’s not just water that hydrates you.  The foods you eat comprise of 20% of your daily water intake.  Indulging in high-water foods not only help you stay hydrated, but can help slim your waistline because most of them are filling and low in calories.

It is important to stay hydrated no matter what the season but when the heat is on take note of these goodies!

Apples: An apple a day can help keep you hydrated.  Apples are 84 percent water.

Cherries: Cherries are 80 percent water.  A full cup of cherries equals one half cup of hydration.

Grapefruit:  Grapefruits are about 91 percent water, with the ruby red variety containing the most water.

Spinach: Spinach is 92 percent water and has 23 calories per cup.

Oranges: Oranges are 87 percent water, plus they’re packed with vitamin C.

Pineapple: Juicy pineapple s 87 percent water and contains the anti-inflammatory agent Bromelain.

Watermelon: This juicy summer treat is one of the most hydrating fruits, as 92 percent of the sweet red flesh is water.

Radishes: They’re an often-overlooked veggie, but here’s one great reason to add radishes to your summer salad rotation: They are 95 percent water. As a bonus, they’re high in other nutritional values.

Mango: One cup of mango slices will give you more than half a cup of water,

Celery: Celery is 95 percent water. A cup of chopped celery has only 16 calories.

Broccoli: Broccoli is 91 percent water and is known to help reduce cancer risk and boasts 30 calories per one cup serving.

Now get out there and eat your water!


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