10 best foods to help you stay hydrated
Are you looking for ways to stay hydrated during the summer months? We pick the 10 best foods for boosting hydration and suggest recipes to enjoy
Whether you’re an avid exerciser, sunworshipper or simply don't like the taste of water, we can all struggle to stay hydrated at times. Yet, proper hydration is crucial for your overall health.
Fortunately, drinking water isn’t the only way to stave off dehydration. There are plenty of water-rich foods that can help. In fact, with the addition of naturally occurring electrolytes, certain foods can be extra hydrating.
What are the best foods to help you stay hydrated?
Add cucumber to salads, blitz into cold soups or enjoy as a crunchy crudités with your favourite dip. For more ideas, check out our refreshing cucumber recipes, including green cucumber & mint gazpacho, Greek salad and pickled cucumbers.
Watermelon is nutritious, and tastes just as good in sweet and savoury dishes – it pairs especially well with feta. Enjoy cold wedges on a hot day and browse our juicy watermelon recipes for more ideas.
You can do so much with budget-friendly celery. It makes a great base for stews and casseroles, and it makes a fibre-rich addition to salads. Check out the top health benefits of celery and try our recipes for celery soup, salad and juice.
Make the most of strawberry season and reap the health benefits of this popular fruit. Whizz them into your morning smoothie, add to vegan pancakes and blend with watermelon to make a hydrating strawberry slushie.
At their best in the warm summer months, versatile courgettes are great in creamy courgette lasagne, risotto and as a replacement for spaghetti for those following a keto diet. You can even bake into a delicious loaf cake, similar to lemon drizzle.
7. Bell peppers
It might not be your first thought to sip broth on a hot summer's day, but homemade broth not only helps to hydrate you, it also has numerous other health benefits. Use as a base for ramen or drink straight from a mug.
The juicy green flesh of kiwi fruit is packed full of nutrients and will give you a hydrating boost. Have a look at our vibrant kiwi recipes, we have smoothies, tacos and rainbow fruit lollies for you to enjoy.
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