Warmer weather is upon us, and for some, summertime heat has already started, which makes hydration even more important this time of year. Today, we are breaking down foods that can help you stay hydrated in addition to getting plenty of water.
These seven foods are not only hydrating, but they are also refreshing during the summer heat.
7 Hydrating Foods to Prevent Dehydration
#1 Strawberries: Strawberries are a delicious treat this time of year, and they are also great for hydration. Try making a strawberry smoothie with almond or coconut milk and a serving of one of our Magnificent Mushrooms blends for an added health boost!
#2 Watermelon: Watermelon is a summertime favorite and is the perfect way to boost hydration, that’s also kid approved! Watermelon also makes the perfect refreshing snack that you can pack on the go for those summer days where you are enjoying time outside.
#3 Cantaloupe: Cantaloupe is another fruit that’s high in water content to help boost hydration, but it’s also a great snack and makes the perfect addition to a bowl of coconut milk yogurt for breakfast.
#4 Cucumbers: Love cucumbers? Here’s another reason to add this refreshing veggie to your diet this summer. High in water content, cucumbers can help boost hydration, and you can enjoy them sliced with some hummus for a healthy snack.
#5 Celery: Here’s another hydrating vegetable that can be enjoyed with some hummus or another homemade vegetable dip. Another great way to enjoy celery is made into a refreshing and immune-boosting juice with cucumber, apple, and lemon. If you have a juicer, run all of these fruits and veggies through the juicer and add a pinch of cayenne pepper for an energizing and immune-boosting juice!
#6 Bell Peppers: Not only are bell peppers hydrating, but they are also loaded with vitamin C, making them a great immune-boosting option. They can also be enjoyed with a refreshing veggie dip, or try enjoying them with your favorite summertime kabob recipe for an added health boost.
#7 Lettuce: For many people, summer is a time to enjoy some lighter, more refreshing foods, so you may find yourself reaching for more salads than during the colder months. One of the great things about lettuce is that it can help promote hydration. So, feel free to enjoy a salad once or twice a day during the summer, or really any time of the year!
The Bottom Line
Optimal hydration is essential any time of the year, but it’s even easier to become dehydrated during the hot months of summer. In addition to staying hydrated by getting enough water, try adding these hydrating foods into your diet. Not only will they help boost your overall hydration levels, but they will be a welcome light and refreshing treat on the hottest days of summer.