Hydration plays one of the biggest parts for the condition of a living organism, especially humans. The body itself is, (or should be) about 50-65% water. To put it simply, without water one will typically survive one week, at maximum. So besides going ahead and filling oneself with endless amounts of water, what can one eat? Is it even possible to hydrate via diet? What can one avoid as well as minimize for a proper state of hydration? This week’s blog entry gives insight and answers those exact questions.
Peaches can be a great source of not only water but nutrition as well. being made up 87% of water and with 59 calories, one is sure to feel pleasant under the sun. Although, it should not be an everyday addition due to its carb and sugar content. Ideally, one should load up on these treasures of nature before a workout for pre-fuel or after as a treat, (Given its 1.4 grams of additional protein.)
What low-calorie vegetable can one implement into their everyday food for unique taste? Radishes. The radish is interestingly 95% water, and one calorie. The ideal food to hydrate the self. Realistically, the radish is a type of vegetable one should place on top of their foods, (From salad to steak to Summer bbq chicken) since it lacks in calories. Yet, because of it’s high vitamin c and fiber properties it can help with certain cancers and with digestion.
Summertime dietary doesn’t have to be so plain either. Another fruit to put on the list is the watermelon. Hence, the name should indicate it’s water composition. Being 92% of water, a great source of Vitamin A and C and less than 90 calories, the watermelon is nature’s way of giving thanks. Not only that but the antioxidant lycopene within it helps with inflammation and benefits brain health too.
The list can go one with other vegetables and fruits but what should one avoid? What food groups can leave on dehydrated and left with the feeling of depletion? For the most part, fast foods, high sugar drinks like soda and foods high in sodium. What these foods and drink do is either add too much salt which is the main cause of water retention and other complication. Or too much sugar that causes even worse damage to oneself. The key is balance and knowledge on what and why one eats what they eat. Stay up to date with benniecastle.com blog entries by subscribing. Or you can follow Bennie Castle himself via Social Media links on the footer below.