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Foods To Boost Hydration

Let's start by saying, if you're dehydrated then please drink some water. If you're one of those people who struggle to drink lots of water then maybe read the post I did here on ways to stay hydrated and drink more water.



We can go through phases sometimes where we're just a little dehydrated. I have this sometimes when I've been so busy that I've completely forgotten to have a drink and it's almost lunchtime! For those days, first I obviously try and drink as much water as I can throughout the day afterwards, but I also try and focus on eating hydrating foods that will get water in my body through my diet too.


When we are dehydrated, it can have such a huge impact on our skin health (along with our health in general too!). It also can take quite a while from the time we start drinking more water and eating more fruits and vegetables to actually seeing a difference in our skin. Fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin, dark circles and sunken eyes can all be a sign of dehydration but our body takes care of our inside organs first before our skin even gets a look in. That's why it's so important to continually try and keep our bodies hydrated to ensure optimum skin health.


Here are some great examples of foods that you can eat to increase your water intake. I love to incorporate these foods into either smoothies, soups (just be mindful of the salt content), broths and salads.


VEGETABLES

  • cucumber

  • celery

  • tomatoes

  • bell peppers

  • courgettes

  • mushrooms

  • broccoli

  • sprouts

  • lettuce

  • watercress


FRUIT

  • oranges

  • lemons

  • strawberries

  • blueberries

  • melons (especially water melon)

  • apples


Why not try building some of these fruits and vegetables into your daily diet to help boost your hydration even more.


Lots of love,


Emmaline