It is very important to stay hydrated especially during this time of year. It can be very easy to fall behind on your water intake. In addition to water you can eat foods that contribute to your fluid intake. Eating food that keeps you hydrated also helps keep you satisfied with fewer calories. Here are some of our favorite foods with water.
Watermelon is a rich source of antioxidants like lycopene, Vitamin A and C. These help reduce free radicals which are responsible for signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Not only is this fruit a great antioxidant it also consists of 93% water which is great during the summer. You can either include this tasteful fruit in your diet or you can apply it to your skin to help keep it hydrated.
Along with watermelon another great summer treat is citrus fruit such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes. These fruits are also great when it comes to moisturizing the skin. Diluted lemon juice works great on tough areas like elbows and knees. Dehydration can make your skin look dull, so citrus fruit, can refresh your face. Vitamin C gives skin a more natural radiant look. We suggest throwing some lemons and limes in water while you enjoy your day.
No matter the time of year, you need to make sure your skin is protected. Make sure you apply plenty of sun screen with high SPF and also be sure to eat strawberries. They have an antioxidant called ellagic acid which is known to help prevent sun damage causing wrinkles. We enjoy eating homemade strawberry ice cream or just eating them plain with a little stevia.
There are so many delicious recipes involving cucumbers, did you know they have 95% water content? By eating a cup of cucumber slices you are nearly drinking a class of water! Cucumbers also provide some fiber and Vitamin C. While you are relaxing, drinking your cucumber water or eating your cucumber salad, try placing a slice over your eyes to help reduce your dark circles.
We hope you stay hydrated this season!