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Best Hydrating Foods

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated — especially in the warmer weather!  By choosing foods that have a high water content, you’ll help up your fluid intake.

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Cucumbers

With 95% water, cucumbers are a hydrating and refreshing ingredient that can be added to salads or enjoyed with dip.  They’re also great for juicing!

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Strawberries

In addition to their hydration power, strawberries are high in vitamin C and folate. Try adding strawberries to salads or freezing them and blending  for a quick strawberry “ice cream”.

Celery

In addition to having a high water content, celery also contains electrolytes to help you stay hydrated, including sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium.

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Watermelon

Is there anything more refreshing than a slice of watermelon?  With a whopping 92% water, watermelon gets its red color from lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.

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Radishes

Radishes contain compounds that have been shown to help prevent cancer and are super high in fiber, too.  Try them raw for a hydration boost.

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Grapefruit

A juicy grapefruit is not only high in water content, but it’s also loaded with Vitamin C.  It’s also been shown to help lower cholesterol and boost your metabolism.

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe melon is 90% water by weight, and also contains your full day’s requirement of vitamin A and C in only one serving.

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Zucchini

With a high water and fiber content, zucchini is loaded with nutrients!  It’s high in electrolytes like magnesium and potassium, as well as vitamins like vitamin A and C.

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Pineapple

Rich in vitamin C and manganese, pineapple also contains compounds that help reduce inflammation.   Try it on the grill, or try adding it to juice when you need a little extra hydration.

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Peaches

Peaches are high in potassium, making them a great option to help you stay hydrated.  They’re also a great source of antioxidants.

 

 

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