Drinking as much water as possible is the best way to keep hydrated, but you don’t have to just drink water, you can eat it as well!
There are many delicious foods that contain an ample supply of water such as watermelon, cucumber, lettuce greens, tomato sauces, eggplant, applesauce, zucchini, cantaloupe, colorful bell peppers, pears, pineapple, carrots, etc.
Not only will drinking water and eating food containing a lot of water keep you hydrated, but it will also help you control your body temperature, digest food, get rid of waste, carry nutrients around your body, cushions organs and joints, gets rid of waste and keeps your bowels regular
During the summer months, our bodies tend to lose a lot of water through sweating, ridding waste and even breathing. Drinking and eating lots of water will help ensure we don’t become dehydrated!
Try these refreshing looking fruit flavored drinks to help increase your water intake this summer!
All you’ll need is fresh fruit cut in slices or cubes and ice cubes!
Info and image sourced from: http://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Nutrition-A-Z/Water/Why-is-water-so-important-for-my-body-Know-when.aspx
Article contributed by Nickie Shanks – Kids Eat Smart Regional Program Coordinator.
Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.