5 Delicious Foods That Keep You Hydrated

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

woman eating watermelon hydrated

2. Chia Seeds

chia seeds

Much more than the 70s pet, chia seeds act like tiny sponges, soaking up moisture of whatever they are added to. Very nutrient-dense, chia seeds are considered a superfood. Add these to any liquid or yogurt and you get all the benefits of the seeds (without having to grind them first!) in addition to their hydrating power. Try some chia pudding for a refreshing and delicious dessert:

  • 3 TBS Ground Chia Seeds
  • 3/4 cup fruit juice

Stir together and let mixture sit for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. It will set into a smooth pudding, about the consistency of tapioca.

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3. Rooibos Iced Tea

rooibos iced tea

Rooibos is a nutritious plant indigenous to South Africa. Rich in antioxidants and minerals, it’s also devoid of caffeine so anyone can drink it. Rooibos (“red bush”) has a sweet, nutty flavor so you don’t need to add anything to it and is great hot in the cooler months as well. You can mix with a little fruit juice for a different flavor and added vitamin C.

4. Watermelon

watermelon

There’s a reason this fruit grows in the summer (it’s actually a vegetable, but that doesn’t matter)–it’s full of water! Even at room temperature, watermelon is refreshing and rehydrating. It also contains essential nutrients like lycopene and calcium.

5. Yogurt

yogurt

With calcium, protein, and electrolytes, yogurt is mostly liquid. Add berries or freeze it for a more nutritious treat than ice cream. Plain organic yogurt is best to avoid added sugars and artificial ingredients. You can add your own healthful stuff to your taste.

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