Healthy Summer Foods
Foods with High Water Content
The best way to hydrate is by drinking lots of water. But you can also stay hydrated with foods and other beverages. Which foods? Let’s start with fruits and vegetables, which are so high in water that they’re, by definition, low in calories. And, of course, they’re chock full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other health-promoting phytochemicals, too.
When possible, choose fruits and vegetables that are also grown near you. Local food is fresher and more delicious, as well as having the lowest carbon footprint. You can simply shop at farmers markets, or check this guide to see what’s in season near you.
If you can, go organic too, as organically grown produce has been shown to be healthier for you, and much better for farmworkers and the environment.
If you’re looking for hydration superstars, here’s a list of foods with exceptionally high water content:
- Bell Peppers
(Taken from The Food Revolution)