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What foods hydrate?

 

'The heat wave is here, so you have to focus on the foods that hydrate the most.


Let's start with fruits and vegetables, which are an excellent source of hydration.

The body, even under high heat, maintains its body temperature around 37 degrees C, which results in heavy sweating. It is therefore important to drink a lot to compensate for this dehydration.

It is recommended to drink 1.5 liters to 2 liters of water per day, but the water can also come from the foods we eat. On average, food provides 0.4 to 0.8 liters of water.

The melon and the watermelon are real water reserves, they contain 90 to 91% water.
Citrus fruits like grapefruit and orange have a little less than 90% water just like strawberries and grapes.

When it comes to vegetables, some can be very hydrating, especially if you eat them raw.
Cucumber contains 97% water followed by lettuce and tomatoes (95%) and zucchini (92%).
  Be careful, some vegetables evaporate when cooking  some of that water. This is the case with carrots, squash and cooked peppers.


The fibers found in vegetables will have an interesting satiety effect which adds to the hydration they provide.

Dairy products are also an excellent source of water. Milk contains up to 90% water and yoghurts and fresh cheeses about 80%.

There are other categories of food which are also to be favored during high heat: such as fish (60 to 80% water), certain meats too (50 to 70%) ...


Do not forget to drink and also eat while putting aside diuretic foods that increase urinary secretion and lower the body's seaplane level (coffee, tea, sodas, sugary drinks, etc.).

If you are not fond of plain water, do not hesitate to add fruit to it to give  more taste. Strawberry, watermelon, grapefruit, lemon, raspberry water ...