Now that we are entering some of the highest temperatures of the year, consider foods that have hydrating properties. Staying hydrated is key to maintaining energy levels and health throughout warmer days. Watermelon, one of nature’s most hydrating fruits is a great option because it is both fun and packed with a water content of 92%. In fact, many summer fruits are full of water such as strawberries, cantaloupe and peaches. Vegetables also contain a great amount of water, most notably cucumber, lettuce, zucchini, and celery. While adequate water intake is key, getting added electrolytes from foods such as coconut water, spinach, and avocados can prove beneficial. With school right around the corner, maintaining healthy hydration for the rest of the summer will leave you and your family well equipped to tackle the new school year!
Author: Megan Tomlin, UGA Intern
Cheyenne is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist located in the Charleston, SC area.