Camille Styles

10 Best Foods to Boost Your Hydration – And How to Eat Them

July 20th, 2018

I’ve recently come to the realization that when I’m feeling sluggish and tired, it’s often because I’m actually dehydrated. It usually happens around that 2pm slump at work, when I’ve forgotten to refill my water bottle and reach for a coffee instead. Did you know that when you feel thirsty, you’ve already lost 2 – 3 percent of your body fluid, which makes you lethargic? Dehydration lowers blood volume, meaning you don’t get as much blood to your brain and your heart has to pump harder. Okay, science class dismissed, and now the real question is – what else can we do about it besides drink more water? Since I for one find snacking to be more fun sometimes, I’m really interested in which fruits and vegetables do double duty in giving our bodies major doses of nutrition and hydration. Scroll on for the top 10 most hydrating foods and our favorite recipes for using them. Hint: these all have the bonus quality of being low-calorie because, well, water.

*featured image: kristen kilpatrick

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  1. Okay, so some of these foods came as no surprise such as all the fruits, however, just like you, I had no clue that cauliflower was made of so much water as well as spinach! It’s always so fun to discover even more great, healthy benefits of foods you already love! I especially love having cauliflower stakes with nice sauces or buffalo cauliflower wings. And you know what, I am going to go make myself a refreshing bowl of watermelon and kiwi now!

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  4. Michaela says:

    The only things I’m not a fan of on this list are grapefruit and celery, but I love love love cucumbers and watermelon. They’re practically my two favorite food items during the hot summer months and when I can’t be bothered to turn the stove, it’s perfectly fine to eat these things raw! 🙂

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