5 hydrating recipes

Ensuring proper water intake doesn't necessarily mean drinking it. Try these recipes to help meet your daily H20 requirements
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If you’re looking for a way to stay hydrated give these healthy and tasty recipes a try. Although it’s still important to drink water you can get approximately 20 percent of the recommended daily requirement through food. That’s right, you can eat your water!

These recipes are hydrating because of the high water content (90 percent and up) and lack of additives and chemicals that can contribute to dehydration.

The whole foods that are found in these recipes are rich in nutrients and support the liver and kidneys, which work to keep the body hydrated and healthy.

Pineapple black bean salsa:
This salsa is sweet, savory and full of water, fiber and nutrients that keep the body hydrated and feeling full. Pineapple is a superfood that helps aid digestion, heartburn, acid reflux and inflammation and is high in vitamin C. Eat this salsa on its own or add it to chicken or grilled fish for a punch of flavour.

Watermelon feta salad:
This salad is unique and flavourful. With it's extremely high water content it's great for a refreshing and hydrating meal. Like all red foods, watermelon contains lycopene, a potent cancer fighting compound. Eat this on its own or serve it up as a tasty side at your next barbeque!

Superfood Greek salad:
This kicked up Greek salad offers tons of nutrients, added fiber, high-quality fats and it is as hydrating as they come. Comprised mostly of water filled vegetables and packed with kidney supporting cabbage, oregano, and lemon this salad a great way to eat your water and stay hydrated. Try it for lunch to give your energy a boost!

Refreshing green smoothie:
Try this refreshing, nutrient dense and super-hydrating smoothie first thing in the morning to supercharge your day! All ingredients in the smoothie have over 90 per cent water content to give you all the energy you need.

Strawberry kombucha popsicles:
This is a refreshing way to deliver a dose of healthy probiotics and a big hit of hydrating nutrients. Try one of these after dinner to help with digestion before bed. This sweet treat is low in sugar, making it a great alternative to store bought options.

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