Watermelon hydrates in the heat

 

Watermelon helps hydrate your body

Foods with high water contents help you hydrate. Watermelon contains 92% water.

For most of us, this has been one hot, hot summer.

There are a number of ways to stay comfortable during a heat wave—wear light clothing, jump in a lake, hang out in the freezer aisle at your local supermarket, strap ice packs to your feet and watch YouTube videos of people diving into snowbanks…and of course, hydrate with plenty of water. Drinking enough water is important to prevent dehydration from extreme heat. But did you know that you can also hydrate from your plate with tasty foods?

We’re not suggesting you pack your water bottle away and start carrying a watermelon on your daily commute, but there are a number of tasty ways to sneak more water content into your daily diet. Check out this Healthline article listing 19 water-rich foods for inspiration. And speaking of food and heat, the lazy, hazy days of summer can often mean changes in our regular diets. Whether it’s too hot to cook or you pass on the salad and reach for the s’mores…remember to find balance. A good quality multi-vitamin is a convenient way to fill in the nutritional gams.

Stay cool, remember to hydrate, and enjoy the rest of your summer!