Avoid Dehydration by Eating Your Water

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Watermelon, Jicama and Cucumber Salad
It may seem hard to beat the heat and fight off dehydration, especially during summer, but you don’t have to drink tons of water to stay hydrated. Eating the right foods that are high in water content can help you avoid dehydration. In fact, foods such as celery, watermelon, berries and many other fruits and vegetables are made up of more than 90% water.
Look out for signs of dehydration such as dizziness, fatigue, dry mouth, and less-frequent urination when the temperature rises. Carrying around a water bottle 24/7 can get old and boring, but incorporating yummy, hydrating dishes and drinks can help you to never have to think about being dehydrated.

Delicious Hydrating Foods

  • Watermelon Jicama and Cucumber Salad: This salad is a perfect lunch addition to give you an extra boost of hydration during the day. Jicama is a great source of fiber and contains high levels of Vitamin C. Since jicama is packed with nutrients and dietary fiber, it will help to make you feel full longer.
  • Lime Cilantro Grilled Watermelon: If you are searching for a sweet, seasonal recipe to add to your grilling game this summer, look no further. No fruit screams summer more than the refreshing taste of watermelon. At your next barbecue, use your newly cleaned grill to make a tasty treat that will keep everyone hydrated.
  • Cherry, Watermelon, Grapefruit and Basil Frozen Pops: This simple treat is easy to make and the perfect mid-day snack when the kids are busy in the backyard. The fruits in this recipe provide a variety of health benefits, such as cherries helping to relieve arthritis pain, reduce belly fat and improve memory.

Amp Up Your Water for Added Benefit

  • Delicious Fruit and Vegetable Infused Waters: Infused waters are a great way to mix up your water intake. Any combination of your favorite fruits and vegetables will make your water taste great, without added sugar or artificial flavor.
  • White Peach Strawberry Infused Water: A great example of an infused water recipe is a combination of juicy peaches and fresh strawberries. Juice or soda is unnecessary when water that tastes this great and comes with zero calories. Another bonus in this recipe is that both white peaches and strawberries are in season through the end of summer.
  • Watermelon Agua Fusion: This is also a tasty alternative to water. Watermelons consist of almost 92% water and cucumbers contain about 96%. This awesome, hydrating fusion is perfect when you or your children are craving a frozen, sweet drink or popsicle.
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