If you are feeling dehydrated, stock up on these foods now!
Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? That means it is very likely that you’re dehydrated right now, and don’t even know it. While it is technically possible to over-hydrate, chances are you are way more likely that you aren’t drinking enough water, rather than too much.
Hydration is one of the most important things to keep an eye on. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, tired, thirsty, or your urine is dark yellow or strong-smelling you may be dehydrated as we speak.
Long story short, you can stay hydrated by drinking lots of water, and supplementing with electrolyte drinks, but adding more hydrating foods to your diet will help counteract dehydration on a regular basis.
Here are five foods that support hydration naturally:
Melons- Fruits and veggies are high in water content, especially melons like watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon. Just one cup of watermelon is over 90% water, so snacking on melons during the day is a great way to stay hydrated.
Soup- Soups and broths are chock full of water, and also electrolytes. They also contain sodium, which can help rehydrate you, although you don’t want to overdo it.
READ MORE: Is the Color of Your Urine a Sign of Dehydration?
Cucumbers- Cucumbers are 95% water and contain electrolytes that can help with water content. Want a double dose of hydration? Drink cucumber water!
Milk- Milk contains protein, carbs, and electrolytes which make it helpful for rehydration. Milk also contains sodium in small amounts, which help you retain liquid.
Coconut Water- I saved the best for last, because coconut water is one of the best ways you can support your hydration. Coconut water contains electrolytes like sodium, magnesium, potassium, and calcium, all of which help to keep your body hydrated.