It is important to Hydrate Yourself, But Not Only With Water…..
We need to hydrate our body throughout the year, but especially in summer. Although it seems easy, and the two liters of water (between 8 to 13 glasses of water) is the golden rule, things get complicated from one organism to another.
Although water is the first element that is consumed when you want to hydrate, excess fluid is not always the goal, as it can only get you bloated, because our body cannot absorb it all at once. Nutritionists say that water hydrates up to 80%, while what we eat is more effective against dehydration, completing 20%. The reason is, liquids from food are absorbed by the body in a more complex way.
What Foods Are Full Of Water?
- Fruits – Melon & Citrus – and Veggies – Cucumbers, Tomatoes & Lettuce – contain the highest amounts of liquid.
- Chicken & Fish contain about 65% of water.
- Foods that are consumed as close to their natural state are recommended, so smoothies and soups are favourites for all! Experts recommend you drink as much tea, especially green tea, at room temperature.
If you cannot eat enough fluids, then try to eat something salty, but in small quantities. Take care because the salt makes the body retain fluid, so too much is not recommended!
Stay hydrated and Stay healthy!
By Manuella Myburgh