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Eat and Drink Your Way to Hydration
Published on Thu, Jul 4, 2013 (8:01 a.m.)For Immediate Release:
July 4, 2013
Eat and drink your way to hydration.
LAS VEGAS, Nev.- Las Vegas residents are finding new ways to stay hydrated during the scorching summer months. Along with drinking water, eating plenty of water foods can subside thirst and stomach growls.
Staying cool and hydrated is more important than ever with record-high numbers. While water is sufficient in satisfying needs, there are plenty of fruit and vegetables with high water content that provide hydration as well.
“Every fruit contains 80% or more water,” according to Mike Todd, local nutritionist and owner of Raw Body Boot Camp. “It holds 100% soluble enzymes and minerals ready for body to use.”
Foods with highest content of water are cucumbers, iceburg lettuce, and celery, all containing more than 95% water. Fruits such as watermelon, strawberries, and grapefruit contain more than 90% of water. Both provide a well-balanced, all-in-one solution to dehydration and hunger.
Staying hydrated allows proper organ function, including sweating, which prevents overheating and fatigue.
“Everyone in Vegas say they barely sweat because of the dry heat,” Todd added. “Outside of being a selling factor to friends and family who live in humid areas, it’s unfortunately a myth.”
The blazing sun dries sweat as fast as it excretes, causing common but dangerous misconception about water retention. Continuous water replenishment will keep the body cool and functional. Being in tune with body’s needs will prevent over- and under-hydration.
“Drink [water] when thirsty, don’t drink when you are not. It’s truly that simple.” Todd always carries a bottle of water and eats plenty of raw fruits and vegetables throughout the day.
Mike Todd is the industry’s leading trainer and nutritionist, with a Bachelor of Arts in Hygienic Nutrition and Health Care. Mike Todd’s Raw Body Boot Camp surpasses today’s conventional boot camps with its outdoor setting and unique fitness routines targeting endurance, strength, and flexibility training.