5 Water-Rich Summer Treats
July 23, 2018
By Chiro One Wellness Centers
Not all of your daily water intake has to be through water itself. A good 20 percent of your water should come through
food! However, it’s important to keep in mind, not all foods are created water-rich equal. Let’s take a look at some summer treats that’ll keep you
cool, refreshed, and most importantly, hydrated, all summer long.
Although low in calories, this water content heavy-weight is packed full of nutrients. Its complex plant compounds and antioxidants help fight free radicals
and are even said to aid in weight loss, promote regularity and help lower blood sugar.
The truth is all in the name—in fact, about 92 percent of this tasty summer fave is made of water. But it’s not just good for hydration! Watermelon
contains substantial levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lycopene, antioxidants, amino acids and even potassium.
Rich in antioxidants, a single strawberry comes with a healthy dose of fiber! They’re sodium-free, cholesterol-free and are said to help with heart health,
good cholesterol and lowering blood pressure. But wait, there’s more—just one serving of strawberries (about 6-8) can give you more vitamin C
than an orange.
This versatile veggie comes with tons of health benefits. Not only is it a great source of antioxidants, but it also contains beneficial enzymes, vitamins
K, C and B6, potassium and folate. And it’s not just the stalks—the leaves and seeds also have some great health benefits of their own, like
lowering inflammation and fighting bacterial infections.
Although this bad boy doesn’t get as much love as other fruits, cantaloupe actually has a lot of health benefits to offer. It is THE beta carotene powerhouse,
which when eaten, converts to vitamin A or helps fight against free radicals. It’s also rich in vitamin C (1 cup of balled cantaloupe is over 100 percent
your daily value!), folate and fiber.