• Jermichael Winn

Three fruits that can help you stay hydrated


Staying hydrated is important because if you don't, your body will not be able to function.

Health experts at the University of Harvard recommend that you "Stay hydrated gradually, throughout the day. Drink fluids, or eat water-rich foods. A healthy person needs 30 to 50 ounces of fluid per day. Drinking fluids is crucial to staying healthy and maintaining the function of every system in your body, including your heart, brain, and muscles."

Three fruits that can help you stay hydrated are strawberry, oranges, and cantaloupe.

The strawberry is a widely-grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria. According to healthline, "Because about 91% of strawberries’ weight comes from water, eating them will contribute to your daily water intake. Furthermore, strawberries provide lots of fiber, disease-fighting antioxidants and vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, folate and manganese."

Did you know the sweet juice fruit oranges can hydrate you? According to www.shape.com, "Oranges are juicy (87 percent water), sweet and packed with more than 100 percent of the daily recommended value for vitamin C." This shows you should eat oranges more.

Another food that can keep you hydrated you is the cantaloupe. According to greenblender.com, "This super fruit is super hydrating! Not only is this melon made up of 90% water, but just a one-cup serving contains as much potassium as one medium banana. Getting an adequate amount of potassium is essential in hydration, especially for athletes or those working up a sweat, as it helps to maintain fluid-balance, muscle function, and bone strength." This shows cantaloupe can also help athletes stay hydrated and healthy.