You already know the importance of staying hydrated while working out, and the importance of replacing electrolytes after training. Staying hydrated is necessary for optimal health and function as well as sports performance and recovery. It’s important to eat food that will keep you hydrated. Many fruits and vegetables are up to 90 percent water, so it’s easy to provide your body with its daily requirements. It’s still a must to drink fluids for hydration, and replace your electrolytes after training. It’s just as important to consume hydrating foods that contain essential electrolytes and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and sodium.
Here's the top hydrating foods to add into your diet from triathlon.competitor.com
Watermelon: This is a favorite post-race recovery snack for many. At 92% water and with potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium, it’s show in some studies to be more effective at rehydrating than those sugary sports drinks.
Strawberries and cantaloupe: These fruits are 92% water as well, and are also a good source of potassium.
Blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and blackberries: These berries are all more than 85% water and are high in antioxidants and other essential vitamins.
Cucumber: Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin C, and made up of 96% water.
Lettuce: Lettuck is 96% water and high in vitamins A, K and C, fiber and folate.
Celery: Celery is 95% water and rich in vitamins and minerals.
Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli: These vegetables are rich in antioxidants as well as vitamins, minerals and fiber. They are all more than 92% water.
In addition to making these foods a part of your diet daily, Nina Anderson, an International Sports Science Association certified Specialist in Performance Nutrition (SPN) and a nationally acclaimed researcher, author, television, and radio personality says, "Drink the EnduroPacks concentrated spray all the time because this is going to not only keep you hydrated but it’s going to keep the sodium and potassium levels up. It’s going to keep your pH up and it’s also going to make sure that those extra trace elements that are in there are going to keep the brain firing and protect the muscles from damage."
Find out more about the foods to keep you hydrated at: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2014/07/nutrition/eat-right-most-hydrating-foods_59988
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