Well we've had some seriously hot weather recently and it's so important to keep yourself hydrated when the temperature gauge rises. If you're not a keen water drinker then our tips below might be what you're looking for to keep those hydration levels up!
700g Frozen Watermelon Chunks (no pips)
500ml Coconut Water
Pop the watermelon chunks and coconut water into a blender, blend until smooth, serve and enjoy!
Did you know that you can eat some of your daily water intake? Tucking into any of these can help to keep your H20 levels balanced:
Cucumbers - Composed of 96% water, they have no saturated fat or cholesterol, and are high in vitamin K, vitamin B6 and iron
Celery - their stalks are approx 95% water, high in fibre and rich in minerals including potassium and vitamin K
Strawberries - 92% water (the most of any berry) and packed with fibre and vitamin C - well it is Wimbledon fortnight after all...
Hopefully the above will help you to keep your H20 levels perfectly balanced, however just in case, here's one more tip to keep yourself hydrated this summer...
Milk - fat-free or skimmed
Okay, so we already know that milk is a great source for calcium, however studies have shown that milk is better than water and sports drinks for re-hydration, as well as for recovery after exercise. You'll need to drink low fat milk as the fat in whole milk can delay fluid replacement.
Dairy free? No problem - unsweetened coconut water is low in carbohydrates, rich in potassium and is also hydrating.