Stay Hydrated With Food, Not Just Water, in Summer Heat
Staying hydrated is the key to staying cool in the summer. When you sweat on a hot summer day your body gets dehydrated, especially when you exercise. On a hot, humid day you can experience dehydration in just a half hour.
All the more reason to drink plenty of water. The Institute for Medicine claims that men should drink 125 ounces of water, or 16 cups daily; women should drink 91 ounces, or 11 cups a day.
Food Provides Water, Too
Did you know that 20% of your water intake comes from food? Fresh fruit and veggies not only are great sources of water but vitamins A, C and K and loads of minerals. Plus, fresh produce is heart-healthy, it keeps you feeling satiated and it can play a vital role in a weight management program.
So, head to the Wellington Farmers’ Market as more produce becomes available! Learn why some of our favorite, summertime foods are so good for you (below).
Recipe of the Month
So refreshing! Get the recipe here.
Make a trip to the Wellington Farmers' Market every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., mid-June to mid-October. It's located at the corner of Route 58 and 18 in beautiful,