Kid-friendly hydrating foods

July 19, 2013


My son fell ill yesterday with dehydration. He had many signs and I ended up leaving work to keep him home and hydrate him again. We will have a 98 degree day here today in NYC, (again!) and it is important to stay hydrated. Here are a few foods you can keep in the fridge that combat dehydration:

Watermelon This juicy summer staple’s name makes sense.  With 91 percent water content, it is as refreshing as it is hydrating.

Carrots Perhaps not the most obvious choice, but kid-friendly baby carrots are 90 percent water.  Dip them in hummus, or eat them by themselves for a nutrient-packed choice.

Broccoli Who knew that this crunchy veggie was 89 percent water? Cold or cooked, it’s a great source of vitamin C, calcium, iron, and fiber. 

Low-fat Yogurt With 85 percent water, you get a satisfying snack and a serving of dairy for strong, growing bones. 



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