Summer Fruits & Veggies to Keep you Hydrated

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Have your water … and eat it too!

As the weather heats up and you’re spending more time outside in the sun, it’s important to keep your body properly hydrated with plenty of fluids, but did you know fruits and veggies are also PACKED with hydrating properties, too? We’ve rounded up our favorite fruits, veggies and snacking tricks to help keep you hydrated all summer long. berries, citrus and apples on a cutting board

Tip #1: A Fresh Start to Your Day

When you wake up, your body is naturally dehydrated from sleeping at night. This is a perfect time to jump start your hydration for the day by drinking at least eight ounces of water upon waking and incorporating a fresh, green juice with breakfast. Juicing not your thing? Try a hydrating, morning smoothie full of apples, cucumbers and ginger like this one.

Tip #2: Replace Packaged Snacks for Fresh Ones 

Summertime is full of on-the-go activities that can have you reaching for dry, pre-packaged snacks. Instead, swap that bag of chips for fruits and veggies that will not only keep you hydrated in the heat, but provide loads of good-for-you vitamins and minerals, too. Try this: pre-slice all of your produce and store it in convenient, ready-to-grab containers for snack time. Here are some refreshing and hydrating options that will store well: cucumbers, apples, celery sticks, watermelon, cantaloupe, berries and bell peppers.

Tip #3: Add Color to Your Plate

Summer is the perfect time to try loads of refreshing fruits and vegetables. You can boost your hydration by simply adding more color to each meal. Try adding vegetables to your lunch and dinner like broccoli, zucchini, tomatoes, spinach, and sweet, juicy fruit to your breakfast, snacks and dessert.

Fruits with High Water Content

  • Strawberries
  • Grapefruits
  • Cantaloupe
  • Peaches
  • Watermelon
  • Apples
  • Berries
  • Pineapples

Vegetables with High Water Content

  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Radish
  • Celery
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini