Saturday, October 3, 2015

Foods to keep you hydrated in summer

When the temperature soars, dehydration becomes one of the major problems. An expert suggests that people consider food as a source of water. 

One should drink plenty of water in the summers. The solid food also provides a surprising amount of water which can balance water level in your body,” fitness expert and nutritionist Neeraj Mehta told IANS.
Here’s what to consume during summer:
Lettuce: Lettuce has 95 per cent water content. It has good amount of protein with no fat and very less calories. The nutritional value is amazing as well, as it has Omega-3, high fibre, iron and calcium.
Broccoli: It has 89 percent of water content with nutritional values. Its anti-inflammatory properties can enable you to fight summer allergies.
Apple: It has 86 per cent water in it and is an extremely good source of fibre, vitamin C and more.
Yoghurt: Yoghurt is one of the best choices in summers to prevent dehydration because of its 85 per cent water content. It is full of live micro-organisms called pro-biotic, which provides a lot of health benefits and fights summer allergies. It is a great source of protein, vitamin B and calcium.
Rice: Cooked rice has 70 per cent water content in it. It will help you in fulfilling the water loss in your body. It is also rich in iron, carbohydrates and more.