Your entire body thrives off of water. According to H.H Mitchell Journey of Biological Chemistry 158, your lungs are composed of about 83% water, your brain and heart about 73% water, and your skin is 64% water. This means nearly every part of your body is affected by your level of hydration. Staying fully hydrated means higher energy levels, clearer skin, a healthy cardiovascular system, and more.Our whole skincare line is based on hydration. And now we are going to share our favorite hydrating foods for the spicy hot months ahead!
Cilantro has skin-healing and hormone-balancing powers as well as being crazy hydrating. Research shows that cilantro has helps reduce sun damage in addition to boosting collagen. Amazing in your morning green juice with cucumber, kale, apple, and lemon!
A cucumber is more than 95 percent water, so if you have a hard time remembering to drink water throughout the day, try munching on some cucumber. Or you can make Cucumber-and-mint-infused water to have fun, and healing hydration!
Eggplant is comparable to cucumber in water weight, with a water content of 92%, or 89% when boiled. They’re also high in fiber and vitamins and low in calories. If you’re looking to detox while you hydrate, seek out the Black Magic variety of eggplant. It’s been found to contain about three times the amount of antioxidants as other types of eggplant, and its phenols, or detoxifying properties, can even be attributed to cancer prevention.
Avocado’s magic lies in its fats and fiber. They help you retain water in a healthy manner throughout the day. Avocados oleic acid content is specifically beneficial to the skin, thanks to its ability to maintain moisture in the epidermal layer. Get that Guac girl.
Did you think we could have a hydrating food list without this beauty? Not only is watermelon 92% water, but it contains a combination of hydrating salts, calcium, magnesium and sugars that create an abundance of electrolytes. This makes watermelon an ideal go-to for rehydrating.
In fact, the combination of water and hydrating nutrients makes it the perfect natural replacement for your sports drinks. Quit the fake sugary drinks and grab yourself an organic watermelon to love on your skin all summer long!