The best bit? You’re probably eating most of these regularly, already.
Daylight savings has kicked in and we’re calling it: summer is here. There are many wonderful things about the warmer months – longer days, sunshine and beach days are just the beginning – but dehydration? Not so much. On top of the recommended 2L+ of hydration a day, add these tasty and delicious wholefoods to your diet to make sure your water levels stay where they should be.
Add this classic summer fruit to your morning smoothie or dice and serve with feta cheese and mint leaves as a snack.
It’s a trick you probably adapted years ago, but swap pasta for zucchini noodles in the name of health and hydration or grate and toss through salads.
This humble staple is known for it’s belly-flattening qualities, too, and can easily be added to water, diced in a salad (or as a snack), made into a salsa or juiced with a selection of your other greens.
It’s a health-food classic for a reason. Overflowing with nutrients, this can be stir-fried, lightly steamed and or tossed through salads throughout the year.
Don’t dismiss this as tasteless or requiring too much effort. Finely shave and combine with fresh herbs, nuts and seeds and drizzle with a tahini dressing as a simple dinner side. Trust us on this one.
Chances are you’re already enjoying these regularly – in salad, cherry or salsa form – but this diet staple is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and folate. Not to mention, has incredible thirst-quenching abilities.
This is a favourite on the beauty circuit thanks to – yep, you guessed it – it’s hydrating abilities. Top on muesli/smoothie bowls, add to salads or simply snack on as is for a refreshing warm-weather treat.
Enjoy this snack, which is known for its various health benefits (think probiotics and calcium, for starters) as a snack with papaya, nuts and seeds or combine with cumin and lemon juice as a quick dressing. It’s a crowd pelaser for a reason, people.
Bet you never thought of this as a water-boosting option, but this dairy product is ideal for the warmer months – taste, and health benefits wise- and can be easily topped on toast with tomato or used as the base of a dip.
Parcel bake with tomatoes, lemon juice and herbs or gently steam with fresh ginger and coriander for a light, refreshing dinner… best enjoyed outside.