summer foods

Beat The Heat: Stay Hydrated This Summer With Fruits and Veggies


Temperatures are still rising as we speed through the rest of summer. As it gets warmer our bodies tend to sweat more, urinate waste more and loose water. That means it’s so important to keep you and your little ones hydrated and healthy in the sun. Replacing lost water is a great way to stay cool too!

Did you know adults can loose up to 1.5L of water from your body on a normal day? While this number isn’t as high for children, it’s still a good idea to replenish liquids throughout the day for kids. Drinking lots of water is the easiest way to increase water in the body. However, some kids don’t like water- and that’s ok! Look for other beverages that are high in water like 100% fruit juice mixed with water or increase the amount of breastmilk and milk given to older babies.

Another easy way to increase water is by eating fruits and vegetables that are high in water content.  The next time you make a trip to the grocery store consider adding a few of these produce items to your list:

  • Cucumber- 96% water
  • Celery- 95% water
  • Tomatoes- 94% water
  • Green Peppers- 93% water
  • Watermelon- 92% water
  • Strawberries- 92% water
  • Grapefruit- 90% water

Give something new a try! Don’t forget I’m always available to Shop the Market with you to find the best fresh foods for your family at any of the local Austin Farmers Market. Check the calendar and schedule a tour with me today!