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  • Writer's pictureTammy Taylor

Eating Healthy & Hydration

The old saying, an apple a day keeps the doctor away...has some foundation behind it, in that the choices we make daily can set us up for healthy wins or possibly for future illness.

While we always strive to live our best lives, it’s essential to stay hydrated and eat healthy during these months of Covid, and with the some of us loving the fall weather and getting outside in it more to work or exercise, the daily amount of water you consume plays a more vital role in maintaining overall health.

Stay hydrated and eat healthy with these tips:

  • Drink the right amount of water*. Certain health conditions and your lifestyle can determine how much water you need. For example, athletes exercising in the heat may need extra fluids to stay hydrated.

  • Drink water with every meal. Drinking water with your meals will help you stay hydrated and help improve your digestion. When you are well-hydrated, your body produces sufficient saliva, which helps break food down into nutrients that the body can absorb.

  • Recognize the signs of dehydration. If you experience symptoms such as thirst, headache, muscle cramps, or fatigue, you should try to replenish your fluids as soon as possible.

  • Eat your vegetables. Your food choices are a significant contributor to your hydration and account for about 20 percent of your daily fluid intake. Vegetables that are high in water include lettuce, celery, bok choy, and cucumbers.

  • Go fish! Enjoy the fresh fish offered during the summer season. Not only is fish rich in protein and healthy fat, it is also a light and low-calorie way to keep you satisfied.

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