Beating the Heat: Food that Hydrate

12th April 2016

Food hydrationThe thing about summer is that it’s a beautiful season to simply enjoy, say, a wedding catering at the beach. When it comes to weddings during the summer, having time for swimming is a fresh alternative to keep cool while enjoying the summer with friends and family. However, summer is also infamous for its scorching heat especially when for the people who live near the equator.

One of the number one reported summer related incidents are heatstroke related. Literally speaking, heatstroke is the condition that is onset with fever and is often accompanied by loss of consciousness. This happens when the body’s thermoregulatory system fails due to extreme heat. The inverse of heatstroke is hypothermia and is caused by extremely low temperatures.

Having fun under the sun is an experience that is often happy. Done with friends or family, summer fun doesn’t necessarily have to be less fun due to fear of heat stroke. In fact, one of the many ways of staying hydrated during the summer is extremely fun – and most importantly, tasty.

Listed here are examples of food that can help beat the heat:

 

Watermelons

Similar to the human body, majority of watermelons are made up of water. They are characterized by their uniquely red meat filled with seeds and sweet water. Watermelons are made up of sodium, calcium and magnesium and these are essential ingredients in keeping the body optimally hydrated.

Celery

Similar to watermelons, celeries are veggies that are mostly made up of water. While they aren’t jam-packed with nutrients, they are however extremely light on calories making them the ideal snack to keep fit and hydrated during the summer.

Cucumbers

Like the previous entries, cucumbers are made up mostly of water. Unlike celeries, however, cucumbers are filled with vitamin K, vitamin B6 and iron making it a perfect accompaniment to sweet hydrating fruits like watermelons.

 

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Strawberries

Boasting the highest water count among berries, strawberries are jam-packed with fiber and vitamin C. Fiber is known for helping digestion and vitamin C helps with overall maintenance of the body. They’re sweet, delicious and best of all, healthy.

Lettuce

Lettuce is arguably one of the most flexible vegetables on the planet. They’re good raw, they’re good cooked and they’re great paired with other fruits and vegetables. Lettuces are mostly made up of water and they are light in calories making them an ideal meal to substitute rice with.

Milk

Studies show that milk is an ideal alternative to softdrinks and even specially formulated sports drinks. Milk contains the necessary vitamins and minerals that constitute a regular meal as well as the optimal hydration required for the human body.

Shakes

Can’t choose just one fruit or veggie from this list? Making a shake out of the fruits and vegetables on this list is a viable option too. The best part about shakes is that the person making the shake is in control of how much vitamins and minerals that he wants to consume in one sitting. Shakes are filling and light on the stomach as well as possessing the necessary kick to keep active people hydrated.

 

There are many more fruits and vegetables that are good for staying hydrated under the summer sun. Coconuts are a good example of superfoods that not only fill but also hydrate. Having fun under the sun is great but it would be wise to keep in mind the importance of staying hydrated.

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