It is summer in Texas!!! We all know how important it is to our health to stay hydrated. Water would be the best option, however most liquids (with the exception of alcohol) will count toward your fluid intake. While it can sometimes be hard to drink the recommended amount of water a day, did you know that there are also some foods that have a high water content and can help meet your fluid needs as well? As an added bonus, these foods also provide vitamins/minerals and carbohydrates to help the fluid be better absorbed. Here are five foods that serve a double purpose in hydrating and fueling your body.
- Tomato Sauce
- Broth Based Soups
- Natural Applesauce
- Sugar-Free Jello
I hope to see you for class on Thursday, June 28th at the St. David’s Round Rock Health and Wellness Center where we will cover the topic Fueling the Athlete Within (click here for class information.) We will be discussing nutrition and exercise and specifically cover: protein, carbohydrates, fluids, sodium, pre & post work out meals and snacks and lastly discuss ‘myth vs. fact’ on powders, pills, shakes and bars! Registration is required and space is limited so sign up today by calling 512.478.3627.
Tarie Beldin, RD, LD
St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center