If you haven’t given notice to recent online news stories, here’s a surprise for you: it’s been getting hot. No, like, really, really, upsettingly hot. In particular, the pacific north-west has suffered temperatures over 100 degrees, shattering previous records. As a result, summers are becoming even more sweltering experiences, and people are trying their best to cope with such intense heat. One of those ways is by eating snacks that are high in water content.
In our last article on summer-time snacks, we included foods that had lots of water in them, and we’re going to include more of them in this installment. We want to encourage our readership to eat snacks such as these while also drinking water and staying indoors whenever possible.
We will start our list with a snack that’s high enough in water content to have the word ‘water’ in its name…
There’s a lot to like about watermelons. Besides their size variety, appealing colors, and taste, they have 92% water.
That means that when you’re outdoors in 90 to 100+ degree weather, you should have some watermelon on standby to fill your stomach with food and water to keep you going.
There are other health benefits to watermelon aside from their hydrate; they have the amino acid citrulline, which can blood pressure. They also have a lot of vitamin C, which can prevent gum diseases like scurvy.
Gelatin is a fun and colorful snack that can be just as appealing to adults in addition to children.
One of the primary ingredients of gelatin is water, so you can have a fruity dessert that ensures your hydration. We recommend that you seek out sugar-free or low-calorie gelatin mixes in order to get the most health benefits.
Did you know that radishes are 95% water? It’s true! Radishes don’t just have an appealing taste, but they have other health benefits in addition to their hydration capabilities. It is high in vitamin C, meaning that it can help prevent scurvy and unhealthy-looking skin.
Radishes also have a fiber content. Fiber is essential for preventing type 2 diabetes, as well as maintaining good digestive health.
We hope that we’ve encouraged you to consume these snacks during these humid summer days and return with another list.