Eat Your Water
The SoCal weather this week has been warmer than usual though early September can be hot. Here in coastal San Diego we’ve logged temps and humidity matching in the 80’s—pretty uncomfortable. Staying hydrated takes focused attention. We all feel better, have more energy and our bodies can do all the maintenance tasks when we get enough fluid.
Here's some juicy news: Drinking water isn't the only way to stay hydrated. According to the Institute of Medicine, 20 percent of your water intake comes from food. "Eating a three-ounce cucumber is like drinking three ounces of water, but better," says Howard Murad, M.D., author of The Water Secret. Besides being water-rich, vegetables, fruits, and a few other key foods contain nutrients that can boost a runner's performance and health. In addition to filling your water bottle, add these foods to your diet for hydration, nutrients, and a tasty change of pace.
Leslie Goldman, MPH Eat Your Water in Runner’s World
Foods with high water content not only give us fluid but also vitamins, minerals and cancer-flighting antioxidants. Here are some of the highest in water.