Summer foods to keep you hydrated and beautiful

Cucumber slicesThe temperature around Australia is now clearly screaming ‘Summer!’ – and we should all be especially careful to stay well hydrated inside and out. If like us you don’t always remember to drink plenty of water until a headache hits – or ever cheeky, you count milky Earl Grey tea as part of your daily water allowance, you might enjoy the cheat sheet Kimberly Snyder put together: behold, foods that help you stay hydrated!

Some foods on her list seem common sense – the kind of watery fruit or veg your would happily turn to on a hot summer day. Some are a little more surprising (carrot!):

  • Watermelon
  • Cucumber
  • Carrot
  • Cabbage
  • Berries
  • Lettuce

See the whole list on Kimberly’s blog, including a run-down of why each food is so brilliant when the heat hits. Try saying that fast!

And for those of you who struggle drinking plain water, have you tried:

  • Lemon water with stevia?
  • Cucumber water?
  • Water with slices of Granny Smith apple?
  • Water with mint leaves?

What’s your favourite way to stay hydrated in summer? Do you struggle to drink water or does it come easy to you? Do you add anything to your water? We’d love to know!

(Image from here)

5 thoughts on “Summer foods to keep you hydrated and beautiful

  1. Great post! I was wondering if you knew any specific fruits that I should keep away from that are known to dry out skin- if that’s even possible?

    1. Hi there, it is definitely possible for fruit to dry out your skin – although it’s a question of frequency of use more than what individual fruit you might use. Fruit contains acids which are great for your skin when used in moderation. You can start off slowly and use fruit once a week, then maybe go to two or three times if your skin reacts well. This page from Crunchy Betty lists a few different fruits and which skin types they work best on. Good luck!

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