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Foods to stay hydrated in the summer with Heidi Skolnik

Foods to stay hydrated
Since this summer has seen record temperatures in high temperatures across the country, one of the concerns among many adults and parents is how do we stay hydrated besides water. One of the best ways to stay hydrated is through food which consists of 20% of the water we consume on a daily basis. Many people do not know that certain foods actually can help hydration especially in the months where the temperatures rise or drop at alarming levels.?

Fruits and Vegetables actually provide a great alternative source of water that can help people who struggle to have the recommended intake of water each day. We have compiled a list of FIVE items that are alternatives to water. 

Popsicles
This fun summer treat that all ages can enjoy is one way to stay hydrated in the very hot months of summer.

Heidi mentioned that popiscles are more than a nice tasty summer treat that parents and kids can create together. 




Apple Sauce (GoGo squeeZ)
One of the very foods to stay hydrated is apple sauce especially a product called GoGo squeeZ. Coming in eight flavors orginal, strawberry, banana, cinnamon, peach and three others. This product is great for children since it comes in pouches and contains  3/4 serving of fruit and only has 60 calories along with being gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free and made with no artificial flavors or preservatives. This is only one of the products of apple sauce currently out there but is the easiest way for kids to eat it.



Yogurt
One of the morning standards for breakfast foods also is a great source of nutrients in staying hydrated since it contains 180 ml or 6 oz., of fluid. This product also is a good source of nutrition that helps the body in every shape and form. 
One of the standards for breakfast also is a great source of nutrients for staying hydrated, since one serving tends to contain around 6 oz. of fluid. Yogurt also can be a good source of protein, which will help you stay full.

In addition to staying hydrated, yogurt also provides a good source of bacteria for the system along with many nutrients/ minerals needed to help the body fight off Osteoporosis, risk of high blood pressure and helping the gut.

Oranges
As oranges are made up of 85 percent water, the fruit makes for a very simple snack that you can take anywhere.

Oranges also are great for the body since it contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A and other minerals. 

Cucumbers
Containing 95% of water along with being a  good source of fiber and vitamin, this little vegetable is one of the best foods to eat in the hot months. 

Avocado
This green fruit is actually a great way to stay hydrated since it contains 75% of water. This fruit also contains a great source of fiber along Avocados also boast 11 percent of your daily value of magnesium and manganese and 14 percent of copper.
 
Source: Livestrong

Gazpacho
This summer soup is a great way to cool down and also stay hydrated since tomatoes contain a high amount of water.

"Gazpacho is a wonderfully hydrating food -tomatoes are over 90% water and all vegetables are really high water content foods".



 
 
 
 

 

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