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Surprising Foods That Keep You Hydrated
With record-high temperatures happening across the country this summer, the main concern for everyone — seniors, adults and children — should be staying hydrated. In addition to drinking water, try eating some of these surprisingly water-packed foods the next time a heat wave hits.
We had the wonderful opportunity to interview Heidi Skolnik who is a nationally reconized leader in nutrition. Currently the founder and president of Nutrition Conditioning, this firm handles the nutrition programs for The Juillard School, Knicks Basketball Team, School of American Ballet and Fordham University Athletics. In the past she has consulted for professional sporst teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, Olympic Collegiate and high school athletics. Heidi also has prior expierence in the food industry and is a spokesperson for Go-Go Squeez.
Heidi currently sees clients on a weekly basis at The Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery and sits on the Board of The National Osteoporosis Foundation.
This fun summer treat that all ages can enjoy is one way to stay hydrated in the very hot months of summer.
" Popiscles are a fun way to stay cool and are a fun treat that your whole family can make together. They are very easy to make and cost almost nothing to make except the $1 popiscle sticks.
One of the very foods to stay hydrated is applesauce. QUOTE FROM HEIDI ABOUT WHY.
Particularly for kids, she recommends checking out a product like GoGo squeeZ, a portable and squeezable pouch of applesauce that comes in five flavors (Orginal, Strawberry, Banana, Cinnamon and Peach).
One of the standards for breakfast also is a great source of nutrients for staying hydrated, since one serving tends to contain around 6 oz. of fluid. Yogurt also can be a good source of protien, which will help you stay full.
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As oranges are made up of 85 percent water, the fruit makes for a very simple snack that you can take anywhere.
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Made up of mostly water, cucumbers also are a good source of fiber and vitamins, making this little vegetable one of the best foods to eat in the hot months.
Oatmeal on a hot summer day? Yes! This traditional breakfast food is can have more water than soup. Added bonus: It also contains fiber which is good for reducing your risk for heart disease.
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This summer soup is a great way to cool down and also stay hydrated since tomatoes contain a high amount of water.
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