The very high temperatures this week put our body to the test. To avoid dehydration, it is important not only to drink but also to consume foods rich in water. Find out which foods will become your best friends during hot weather.
Managing to cool off in hot weather is always difficult. If you can’t do this, you risk becoming dehydrated or even suffering from heat stroke. To refresh yourself, it is a question of drinking well and eating well… foods rich in water.
Side drinks : drink plenty of water and avoid sodas which prevent the body from storing water properly in the body. Coffee, tea and alcohol also tend to dehydrate because they are very diuretic.
Power sideavoid eating too much meat and protein which make our metabolism work at full speed which has the consequence of generating heat and therefore requires a lot of water.
>> Prefer foods rich in water to hydrate you: fresh vegetables and summer fruits which can be composed of up to more than 90% water including cucumber, tomato, green salad, not to mention fruits such as watermelon, melon, peach or strawberries…
Maintain vitamins and minerals
It’s a good time to make a cure of fruit and vegetable juices, an excellent way to hydrate with pleasure when it’s very hot. Staying hydrated while eating also helps maintain the level of vitamins and mineral salts that we lose through sweating.
If you want to cook hot dishes, in the event of high heat, favor cooking in foil, stewing or steaming, which will allow the water naturally present in the food to be preserved.
- Claudine Robert Hoarau, Healthy food, pleasure food, a question of balanceEditions Lanore, 2014
- Alessandra Buronzo, Marie Laure André, The 150 healthy foodsHachette Practical Editions, 2011
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