With May kicking off to a fantastic start weather-wise (albeit we are suffering from some rain this week but we can’t complain) it’s more important than ever that you remain healthy and hydrated in the warmer temperatures. You might not necessarily feel thirsty, but your body needs regular top ups of water to ensure that you keep headaches, tiredness and irritability at bay!
As well as your trusty watercooler and bottles of water, there are other ways you can keep your body hydrated, and that’s by food! During the hot summer days, we can giving our body’s a helping hand by consuming water-filled foods. Not only are these foods super helpful for water intake, they also contain minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
Here are our top water-filled foods to add to your trolley this summer:
Perfect for salads but if you aren’t keen on salads then did you know you can also stir fry cucumber? If you fancy getting a little more creating then why not try knocking up a cucumber soup? It’s tastier than it sounds, honest. Due to their 95% water content they are perfect for hydration, but also contain plenty of vitamins to boost your health.
Surprisingly, broccoli is 90% water! There are tonnes of recipes and variations you can try with the humble broccoli. Use it in stir fry’s, salads, on pizza’s or even steamed as a snack on their own. We love the look of these green dream noodles.
Who doesn’t love strawberries?! With a 91% water content these should definitely work their way into your summertime diet. Include in a delicious fruit salad, whizz up into a smoothie or eat with a natural yogurt for a healthy breakfast.
Another fruity favourite with a high water content is grapes. Bursting with countless antioxidants and resveratrol which is found in red wine and is said to be good for the heart! These make for the perfect on-the-go snack, so be sure to pick up a bunch when you’re next in the supermarket.
A staggering 94% water, tomatoes are great for hydration but also offer an excellent source of vitamin C. As well as this they offer a source of copper, potassium, manganese and other minerals. They really are packed with health benefits, and they’re cheap too! Or you could give it a go at growing your own.