Eating can get a little hard in the summer, due to the high temperatures and our grossing out on everything that isn’t ice-cold, so we’ve decided to help out. Hydration is the key!
Fruit and veggies: ultimate summer royalty
But some of them have higher water content than others by a long shot, so they are especially great when dehydration is just around the corner. Cucumber, lettuce, watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe and others should be your BFFs this summer. Nonetheless, don’t eat fruit immediately after a meal in order to avoid digestive problems.
Friends and foes
Certain kinds of food assist the body in retaining water and thus staying hydrated, because they require less water for digestion. Foods like yoghurt, rice, potatoes, cheese, buttermilk, and types of millets and sprouts do exactly that.
On the other hand, seeds, grains, nuts, preserved foods, chocolate, oily and fatty foods and salty and sugary snacks are your summer enemies. And yes, that means no greasy burgers and sloppy joes, no matter how much salad you eat with them. Also, try to avoid tea and coffee.
Water, water everywhere
Water keeps your body going properly. It keeps cells healthy and tissues moist, not to mention that it helps remove waste and toxins and regulates body temperature. But most importantly for this subject, it prevents dehydration. Try to have a bottle of water with you at all times. You should drink up to 2 or 3 liters of liquid per day, depending on your age and sex.