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Five food items to hydrate your body this summer

Yoghurt is one of the best choices in summers to prevent dehydration because of its 85% water content. It is full of live micro-organisms called pro-biotic, which provides a lot of health benefits and fights summer allergies.

health and fitness Updated: Apr 18, 2015 17:56 IST
Summer Food

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When the temperature soars, dehydration becomes one of the major problems. An expert suggests that people start considering food as a source of water.

"One should drink plenty of water in the summers. The solid food also provides a surprising amount of water which can balance water level in your body," said fitness expert and nutritionist Neeraj Mehta.

Here's what to consume during summer:

* Lettuce:Lettuce has 95% water content. It has good amount of protein with no fat and very less calories. The nutritional value is amazing as well, as it has Omega-3, high fibre, iron and calcium.

* Broccoli:It has 89% of water content with nutritional values. Its anti-inflammatory properties can enable you to fight summer allergies.

* Rice:Cooked rice has 70% water content in it. It will help you in fulfilling the water loss in your body. It is also rich in iron, carbohydrates and more.

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Rics is good for heart health too. (Photo: Shutterstock)

* Apple: It has 86% water in it and is an extremely good source of fibre, vitamin C and more.

* Yoghurt:Yoghurt is one of the best choices in summers to prevent dehydration because of its 85% water content. It is full of live micro-organisms called pro-biotic, which provides a lot of health benefits and fights summer allergies. It is a great source of protein, vitamin B and calcium.