Hydrating Foods

Jodie Parus, RD, LD

Staying hydrated during the scorching summer months is vitally important. Doing so will help you avoid exhaustion, dizziness, muscle cramps and headaches, while contributing to a beautiful summer glow for your skin.

You’ve probably heard that you should aim to consume at least half your body weight in ounces of water each day. For example a 150 pound person should consume 75 ounces of water each day. In the warmer summer months, you may need to boost that number to somewhere between 3-5 liters, depending on your activity level and time outdoors.

If you can just not fathom sipping that much water throughout the course of a day, choose some of the following super hydrating foods to help you hit your goal. They are all comprised of over 90 percent water!

• Cucumbers
• Tomatoes
• Zucchini
• Celery
• Cabbage
• Cauliflower
• Broccoli
• Radishes
• Spinach
• Watermelon
• Strawberries
• Cantaloupe
• Grapefruit

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