Food and Hydration

Proper hydration is extremely important for your health. Inadequate hydration can cause fatigue, poor appetite, heat intolerance, dizziness, constipation, kidney stones and a dangerous drop in blood pressure.

While drinking water is important, you can consume a significant amount of water by including a variety of water-rich fruits, vegetables, dairy products and seeds in your diet. Current thinking calls for getting about 70 percent of you daily water from liquids and the rest from solid foods.

Here is a list of water-rich foods to help you stay hydrated:

Watermelon Strawberries Cantaloupe Peaches Oranges
Skim milk Cucumber Lettuce Broth & Soups Zucchini
Celery Plain yogurt Tomatoes Bell peppers Cauliflower
Cabbage Grapefruit Cot. Cheese Coconut water Chia Seeds

 

(ref: healthline.com; nytimes.com)

Recipe of the Week:

Jump start your hydrating via food with this week’s recipe for Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad. Scoop into a lettuce leaf or scoop onto a bed of greens.

Quote of the Week:

“It is not too late. You are not too old. You are right on time-And you are better than you know.”

  • Marianne Williamson

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