Don’t wait for your water break to rehydrate. Instead, fuel your fluid levels throughout the day with a steady intake of healthy hydrating foods!
This means foods with high-water content that also contain fibre to promote gradual absorption of water through your intestines, as well as electrolytes to help with its uptake and balance within your cells.
Eat your way to healthy hydration with these five hydrating foods:
1. Juicy Vegetables
Up your hydration by adding a handful of cucumbers and lettuce to your mid-day sandwich, munching on a cup of diced celery and radishes throughout the morning, or topping your evening risotto with fresh watercress. All of these veggies are top contenders in the hydration and fibre categories – we’re talking over 93% water by weight! 
There’s nothing like a juicy slice of watermelon to help you refresh on a sunny day. But don’t stop there – honeydew, cantaloupe, and casaba melons all contain at least 90% water per weight, in addition to electrolytes, natural sugars, and vitamins . A mixed melon salad, with a little mint and lime, is a great addition to a BBQ or a sports day.
The potassium, sodium, and calcium in yogurt are electrolytes that contribute to fluid balance and hydration. This, in addition to the quality protein, carbohydrate, and water levels in plain low-fat yogurt, all add up to make it a fantastic post-workout snack.
By including a healthy 2:1 ratio of vegetables to fruits in your smoothie, combined with unsweetened soy, almond, or hemp milk, you’ll be covering the key bases for hydration: water, electrolytes, and fibre. It’ll be delicious and filling too!
As the mercury rises, a scrumptious bowl of chilled soup can be satisfying and hydrating.
Top picks include:
- Chilled beet soup
- Cold pea soup
- Curried zucchini soup
Don’t forget to combine the satiating benefits of *PGX Daily Singles with your favourite hydrating foods, as it can also reduce the glycemic index of meals by up to 60%! Simply stir 1–2 of the discrete and convenient packets into 375–500 mL of beverage, soup, smoothie, or other foods. Use them before or with meals and snacks for best results!
*Drink additional water (8 fl. oz.) after ingesting PGX. If you are taking medications, take one hour prior to or two hours after taking PGX.
References: USDA. National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28. Web. 3.May 2017.