4 foods to keep you cool this summer
Posted August 3
Updated August 4
Do you find yourself saying I want to drink more water, or I don't drink nearly enough water ... or I just don't like water?
Although water is important to drink in order to maintain our hydration status, there are other ways to get more water in without relying only on drinking straight water. One of the best is through foods that have a high-water content.
This summer is hotter than it has been in years, and staying hydrated keeps your body healthy and cooler. Here are a few delicious foods that have a high-water content plus recipes to enjoy them.
- Pineapple Cucumber Gaspacho via Meme of Living Well Kitchen*
- Strawberry Cucumber Salad via Judy of Live Best
- Cucumber Tomato Chickpea Salad via Julie of RDelicious Kitchen
- Cucumber Mint Chia Fresca via Dixya of Food Pleasure, and Health
- Summer Strawberry Chicken Salad via Sarah of Bucketlist Tummy
- Strawberry Kiwi Popsicles via Brittany of Your Choice Nutrition*
- Cashew Cream Stuffed Strawberries via Tracee of Triad to Wellness
- Watermelon Strawberry Punch via Liz of Liz's Healthy Table
- Basil & Lime Watermelon Slushies via Tracee of Triad to Wellness
- Watermelon Jicama Pico de Gallo via Shannan of Lone Star Nutrition
- Watermelon Feta Salad via Marisa of Marisa Moore Nutrition*
- Watermelon Lime Ice Pops via Katie of Mom's Kitchen Handbook
- Quinoa Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumbers via Brittany of Your Choice Nutrition
- Spaghetti Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes via Tawnie of Krolls Korner
- and a vehicle for your tomatoes, celery, & other hydrating veggies: Southwestern Greek Yogurt Dip via Amy of Amy Gorin Nutrition
- Watermelon Avocado & Tomato Stack Salad via Chelsey of C it Nutritionally*
Interested in how much water your body needs to run smoothly? Here's a great article from the Mayo Clinic that gives you the run-through.
Also, did you know that you're going to need to drink more water when you're outside, even if you're not drenched in sweat? Our sweat usually evaporates before we feel sweaty, so grab one of these fun drinks (and sunscreen) and enjoy the outdoors this summer.