Summers are here and so is the hot sun and the dehydration that come along. Too much of water would result in frequent trips to the washroom as well as will rid your body of vital nutrients- mainly sodium and potassium; an occurrence which will in turn cause dizziness and lack of energy.
All this would result in an irritable mood and of course reduced productivity in whatever you do.
Now, with so many concerns at hand, why not have a solution that actually works and not just rely on water or fruit nutrient induced water (the fancy bottles where you can put cut fruits and then these fruits gradually dissolve in water).
So, here are the 4 fruits and veggies which will not only keep you hydrated but also provide you with essential nutrients.
We know this one is a shocker but with about 90% water content in addition to being the source of iron, potassium and about 10% of your Vit E requirements and antioxidants to fight free radicals and hence ageing, a cup of raw spinach is sure to keep you going.
Just add three-four leaves to your sandwich or take them with your salad
With 88% water content and of course the amazing taste, Strawberries are our fruit pick for the blog. You can have them as a snack to satiate those hunger pangs or you can blend them in a smoothie or shake and get the hydration as well as the goodness of milk all in one glass!
The nutrients contained in strawberries include: iron, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin K
At 90% water content, grapefruits come next. Always up for a milkshake, grapefruits are better if taken in juice form.
Keep it minus sugar and research has already suggested that taken regularly, grapefruit juice can lower the body’s bad cholesterol and hence reduce the waistline too!
The nutrients contained in grapefruit include Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, copper, potassium, biotin, dietary fibres and lycopene too which helps fight sun damage by boosting the skin’s immunity.
The ultimate lycopene and antioxidant supplier which is roughly 85% water and helps fight not just the signs of ageing but also the regular sun damage, tomato is the final pick for this coveted list.
In addition to what we already mentioned, tomatoes are also rich source of Vitamin E , Thiamin, Niacin,Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium and Manganese.
That would be it from our end. However, do you know that there is a relation between your body’s hydration and the hair fall issues too? Well, you can read about it on https://goo.gl/f6Lory
Will be back with a blog next week!