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10 Foods That Help to Keep You Hydrated in the Summer Heat

It certainly feels like someone turned up the thermostat outside! We hope you’re enjoying your summer, and spending plenty of time at the beach or by the pool. But summer heat can also be extremely dehydrating, the point that it can be dangerous. This is especially true for people over 65, very young children, those who work outdoors, and anyone who is exercising vigorously.

Most of us presume that we’ll simply consume more water during the hot months, and that’s certainly a good idea. But some forget to take regular sips from their water bottle, or they lose it or forget to refill it. Plus, drinking lots of water can feel redundant and boring. It’s important to include foods with a high water content in your routine, so that can keep yourself hydrated with a well-rounded diet.

As a bonus, foods with high water content are also the ones that contain phytonutrients that are so important to promoting good health. And because they’re also rich in fiber, these low calorie, nutrient dense foods are quite filling. They should comprise a considerable part of your medical weight loss plan or anti-aging plan.

So, what are the ten most hydrating foods you can eat?

  • Tomatoes
  • Grapes
  • Cucumbers
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Celery
  • Zucchini
  • Oranges
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pineapple

Munch on the above foods at snack time, or use them to create unique salads. You’ll be reaping their nutritional benefits, while probably feeling much better in this summer heat. And because these foods are low in calories but dense in nutrients, you will feel full while supporting any medical weight loss or health goals you might have.

For more on medical weight loss or an anti-aging regimen, which is designed to ward off chronic disease and keep you feeling and looking younger, give us a call. We will help you learn about the foods you should be eating for optimum health, and answer any other questions you might have.

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