Stay Hydrated this Summer

Jun 1, 2022, 4:04:16 PM

Staying hydrated is important all year but especially during the hot summer months. Did you know that 20% of our water consumption comes from the food we eat? The following foods have high water content, helping you to stay hydrated AND full, from EatThis, NotThat. A bonus, the majority of these can be grown in your garden.

Can be locally grown:

  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Watermelon
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Cauliflower

Delicious but not local:

  • Pineapple
  • Starfruit
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Jicama

Other benefits of drinking water and staying hydrated:

  • Carries nutrients and oxygen to your cells
  • Flushes bacteria from your bladder
  • Aids digestion
  • Helps prevent constipation
  • Normalizes blood pressure
  • Stabilizes the heartbeat
  • Cushioning joints
  • Protects organs and tissues