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  • Writer's pictureKelley Sloan

How to eat your water 💧

During winter it's often hard to keep up the same level of hydration as we do when it's warmer. Now that the sunshine's coming out and we're heading into the warmer months here in Australia, sometimes our hydration takes a little while to catch back up... but did you know you don’t just have to drink your water, can eat it too?

There are loads of whole foods that contain water as part of their make up, but these foods are between 85 - 97% water! So adding these into your weekly shopping list is a no brainer.

  • Lettuce

  • Cucumber

  • Celery

  • Coconut water

  • Zucchini

  • Tomatoes

  • Radish

  • Watermelon

  • Capsicum

  • Cauliflower

  • Cabbage

  • Strawberries

  • Rockmelon

  • Peaches

  • Grapefruit

  • Oranges

  • Pineapple

  • Grapes

  • Nectarines

Hydrating our bodies is so important! When we're dehydrated it can cause us to feel fatigued, low in energy and experience headaches; you may feel light headed or dizzy or experience a more rapid heartbeat or palpitations; low blood pressure; notice dry skin, cracked lips and less elasticity of your skin; you may notice your urine is darker than usual and that you're going to the bathroom less; or poor concentration, feeling off in your mood and finding your day to day performance is impacted too.

Your cells use water to maintain your energy, keeps inflammation at bay and being well hydrated and excreting it out through

urinating helps to remove toxins from your body. So its at the top of the list of importance to stay hydrated in order to help your body run and naturally detoxify our systems.

Incorporating these foods into your diet will not only help to add extra hydration to your body but flood it with valuable vitamins, minerals and bio actives like antioxidants to improve your overall health and well being and prevent a whole host of nutrient deficiencies.

I still recommend you drink at least 2 litres of water each day, but if you struggle with drinking that amount, add in some of these foods, infuse your water with some slices of fruit, herbs and water rich veggies.

Cosying up with a cup of herbal tea is also a great way to increase your water while making it interesting and receiving even more health benefits that tea has to offer.

Happy hydrating!

🩵 Kelley

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