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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Are You Eating Foods That Hydrate You Throughout the Year?

Health Tip - Hydrating Foods

Do You Know That You Can Eat Your Water
             Knife And Fork : A set of silverware tied with a measuring tape in a bow. White background. Good for healthy eating or dieting concept.      Water In Glass : water pouring into glass on white background

We can hydrate our bodies through the foods we eat as well as through the water and fluids we drink.

According to the Institute of Medicine 20 percent of our water intake comes from the foods we eat.

Human Skeleton With Water : Golden skeleton holding the sign made in 3D

Water! is a critical component of our bodies that makes up approximately 60 percent of our body weight.
Water : Valentine heart made of blue water splash isolated on white background Stock Photo

Water is required for our bodies to function properly and maintain our energy levels.

Water : water bubbles blose up on white background

Foods and Drinks that can Hydrate your Body/Organs:
  • Cucumbers - 95% Slice Cucumbers : Cucumbers shot in the studio on a white background
  • Watermelon   Watermelon : photo of fresh delicious watermelon on chopping board with green background Stock Photo
  • Oranges - 87% Oranges Slices : fryuits Stock Photo
  • Soup - 110 ml fluid Bowl Soup : bowl of soup
  • Yogurt - 180 ml fluid Yogurt : yogurt with fresh blueberry  Stock Photo
  • Apples - 110 ml fluid Apple Slice : red apple isolated on white
  • Oatmeal - 160 ml fluid Oatmeal Bowl : oatmeal with heart shaped apple slices Stock Photo
  • Green Beans - 115 ml fluid    Green Beans : a pile of french beans isolated on a white background
  • Coconut Water   Coconut Water : cracked coconut with big splash Stock Photo
  • Green Smoothies Green Smoothie : Green vegetable drink with fiber on a kale leaf Stock Photo
  • Cabbage Cabbage Isolated : Head of cabbage on the white background Stock Photo
  • Green Salad Green Salad : Rocket Salad with Tomato and Pecorino
  • Red Bell Peppers Red Peppers : Two red peppers with droplets on a white background Stock Photo
  • Pineapples Pineapple Slice : pineapple on white background
  • Grapefruit Grapefruit Slice : grapefruits
  • Celery Celery Isolated : A glass of fresh celery juice  isolated on white background. Stock Photo
  • Water with Lemon Water : water blue limon objekt clean
  • Berries Berries Fruit : photo of delicious berries with meant leaves on wooden table
  • Carrots Carrots Isolated : carrot
The Institute of Medicine recommends that men consume three liters (13 cups) of water a day.

 Male Gender Sign : Male and female signs drawn on a blackboard Stock Photo

Women should consume approximately 2.2 liters (9 cups) of water daily.

 Extra! Extra! Extra! Hydrating Tips
  • H2O + Electrolytes - Cantaloupe, peaches, strawberries
  • H2O + Vitamin C - Watermelon, Kiwi, citrus
  • H2O + Cancer Defense - Tomatoes, broccoli

Potassium and sodium work together to maintain fluid levels in the body.

Potassium : The word potassium spelled out over some banana chips.        Sodium : saltshaker Stock Photo
Watch your daily sodium intake it should be between 2,400 - 3,000
If you have kidney problems under 2,400 is the goal.

Sodium : Sodium chemical element of the periodic table with symbol Na Stock Photo

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The Choice is yours

Human Body : Healthy concept, Spirit, Body and Mind, drawing on blackboard

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Live well
Doc V

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