Foods That Help You Stay Hydrated
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA—A recent study conducted at the University of Florida found several different foods that will help you stay hydrated during the summer.
The researchers noted that staying well hydrated is very important during the summer months, but most people are unaware that eating “H20 heavy” foods can improve your hydration just as well as drinking.
The study analyzed the health benefits associated with several different fruits and vegetables; they focused on how well they help you stay hydrated.
The team found six easy to find foods that have been proven to help maintain good hydration:
- Cucumbers: They are more than 90 percent water and are rich with B and C vitamins. You can add cucumbers to your water or throw them into a salad.
- Greens: Most greens are about 95 percent water, while romaine and iceberg have the highest percentage of water.
- Pineapple: They are about 90 percent water and they also provide the enzyme bromelain, which helps improve digestion and prevent inflammation.
- Cantaloupe: The researchers found that this melon is over 90 percent water and offers 100 percent of your vitamin A and only 60 calories per cup.
- Watermelon: This is the ultimate hydration food, having more than 92 percent water it also contains rehydrating electrolytes (salts calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium).
- Strawberries: Not only strawberries, but most berries are more than 90 percent water and are easy to pack on the go. This makes them a perfect hydrating snack anytime.
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