Eat your fluid
As we rug up for the last few weeks of Winter, the heater is still on around the clock and we are going from the cold to warm elements on a daily basis. This change of climate and temperature will result in us feeling more lethargic, tired and maybe even experience a slight headache. All these elements combined are making us dehydrated.
Increase internal hydration
Your food choices can help increase your internal hydration eliminating dry skin; headaches and generally feeling like you need a nap. According to various reports, 20% of our water intake comes from food with water, broccoli and tomatoes containing 90% or higher water content.
As well as drinking eight to ten glasses of water each day eating your daily intake of fruit and vegetables will provide adequate water to stay hydrated. Fruits and vegetables also provide essential minerals, natural sugars, amino acids and vitamins.
Key hydrating foods
- Salad leaves (contain 94% water)
- Tomato sauce
- Zucchini (95% water)
- Rockmelon (90% water)
- Watermelon (92% water)
- Capsicum (92% water)
- Carrots (87% water)
- Broccoli (91% water)
- Celery (96% water)
- Tomatoes (95% water)
- Butternut squash (88% water
Health & Wellness
When it comes to hydration, the focus should be as much on that bottle of water on your desk as well as the food on your plate. Our food choices play a key role in our health and wellness and as we use food for fuel we should also use food for fluid.
Chia seed pudding with pureed mango topped with coconut yoghurt and blueberries
Mixed green leafy salad with cherry tomatoes, roasted pumpkin, orange segments, raw capsicum, cucumber and a mustard vinaigrette dressing
Kamut pasta served with a tomato & carrot puree sauce with zucchini and broccoli
Are you plant-curious? Are you looking at ways to increase plant-based foods in your daily diet? Ask us about our Positive Eating programs.