Stay hydrated… with food!June, 2019
The warm weather is finally here, and we want to make sure you are fully prepared to enjoy it to its fullest!
Aside from ensuring you’ve got your sunscreen, sunglasses, and trusty lip balm on hand, it’s important to remember to quench your thirst, especially under the sun. Last summer brought in many days of extreme heat – and according to climate experts, we just may be in for another sweaty meltdown.
Worry no further, fellow COLD-FXers, we’ve got you covered with a list of essential foods to help you stay hydrated all summer long!
Yes, you read it right. As surprising as it may be for some, cottage cheese is actually a great hydrating option during warmer months, as it contains an excellent source of calcium. And the best part? You can always have it on top of a piece of toast with other healthy toppings, to keep things light, hydrating and fun!
Cucumbers have always been known for its healthy and hydrating benefits. If you want to keep things simple, you can add cucumbers to water, throw it in a salad, create a smoothie, or simply snack on it as-is! Trust us when we say, the opportunities are endless!
All hail delicious and hydrating papayas! If you don’t already know, papayas are filled to the brim with lutein and zeaxanthin, plant chemicals that increase hydration. Whether you add it to a salad, or simply snack on it, you’ll be sure to have the perfect go-to fruit for long summer days.
Zucchinis are a powerful source of health benefits, from increasing eye health, weight loss and containing enough potassium to reduce blood pressure. But did you also know how beneficial zucchinis are as a tasty hydrating choice of food? Zucchinis are a great source of vitamins and potassium, and can be easily swapped as zucchini noodle, or simply tossed through delicious salads.
We know what you’re thinking – white fish? Although it may not seem as hydrating as the other three options mentioned before – it really is! Challenge your inner chef and create delicious recipes infused with tomatoes, lemon juice and even herbs, or gently steamed with fresh ginger and coriander for a light and refreshing dinner!