Worried you don’t drink enough water? Look to your meals to help you stay hydrated.
Dehydration can lead to a number of symptoms, including sleepiness, headaches, confusion and dizziness. But it’s not just the job of your water bottle to keep you hydrated all day. Picking and planning meals with foods high in water content can help you stay hydrated.
For breakfast, consider adding berries to your morning cereal or oatmeal.
Ready for lunch? Salad greens are a great source of hydration, says Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Stacey K. Kendrick, M.S., health educator. “Aim for bright green leafy lettuces for the most nutrient-rich,” she recommends.
Other hydrating snack ideas:
- Cubed watermelon topped with feta cheese and fresh mint
- Roasted squash cubed and tossed with olive oil and a sprinkle of kosher salt. Roast on a high heat (450 F) until tender, about 30 minutes.
- Break cauliflower into small pieces, toss with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Roast on high heat (450 F) on a cookie sheet until tender and crispy (about 25-30 minutes). Sprinkle with a bit of Parmesan.
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