Summer is officially underway, and with daytime temperatures in Sioux Falls creeping into the mid-80s, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re keeping your body hydrated. At Radiance Day Spa, we are passionate about helping you stay healthy spiritually, mentally, and physically, so in today’s post, the experts from our day spa will be sharing five water-rich foods to help you stay healthy and hydrated all summer long. Read on to learn more, and feel free to contact us to book a spa day or inquire about our spa packages.

How Do I Know If I’m Dehydrated?

Dehydration happens when you aren’t drinking enough water to replace the water you are losing through sweating, urination, or internal processes. Not drinking enough water, heavy sweating, exercise, and illness can all increase your risk of dehydration. Your body needs water to function properly, and dehydration can result in a wide range of symptoms. Some of the most common include:

  • Thirst or dry mouth
  • Muscle cramping
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Infrequent urination and darker-colored urine
  • Dizziness and wooziness
  • Dry skin

Some less common symptoms of dehydration include craving salt and sugar, running a fever, or having chronic bad breath. If you think you may be dehydrated, but you have a hard time remembering to drink water, then you should consider adding the following foods to your summertime grocery list:

1. Watermelon

Watermelon is a summery staple for good reason: it’s delicious, nutritious, and full of water. In fact, watermelon is mostly water — nutritionists estimate it has a 92% water content on average! Watermelon also contains high levels of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C, so what are you waiting for? Stock up on some tasty melon for the summer season — your health and your tastebuds will thank you!

2. Berries

If you’re looking for a tasty way to eat your water, it’s hard to go wrong with berries. Packed with healthy antioxidants and vitamins, and just sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth, berries are an easy, nutritious summertime snack. They also contain polyphenols, compounds that can help reduce muscle pain and inflammation, so they’re perfect to eat after a workout or a long day in the summer sun.

Berries with higher water content include strawberries at 92% and blueberries at 85%. Hit your local grocery store or farmer’s market and stock up!

3. Yogurt

Most people think of fruits and berries when they think of foods with high water content, so you may be surprised to learn that plain yogurt contains around 85% water! It’s also an excellent source of gut-supporting probiotics, along with protein, electrolytes, calcium, and vitamins D, B12, B5, and B2.

If you have a hard time drinking plain water, then a yogurt smoothie with lots of fruits and berries is a great alternative. Make sure you’re getting the hydration you need!

4. Radishes

We’ve been giving fruit a lot of love, but many vegetables are also high in water content. The radish is one of the most water-rich veggies out there, with a water content of 95% — making radishes even waterier than watermelons! They also contains lots of healthy iron and dietary fiber, so start looking for ways to include this healthy, tangy food in your diet.

Although you can eat plain radish as a snack, most people prefer to slice them thin and have them with salads.

5. Celery

Celery is so water-rich that many people think it only contains water and fiber, but it’s also packed with essential nutrients like vitamins A, C, K, B6, antioxidants, potassium, and healthy enzymes.

Celery pairs perfectly with peanut butter or hummus for a filling, healthy, and hydrating summertime snack.

Visit Our Sioux Falls Spa Salon This Summer

Most people see a day at the spa as a day of indulgence — but at Radiance Day Spa in Sioux Falls, we see it as an essential investment into your overall wellbeing. Summer brings its own stresses, so make sure you’re making the time to relax and rejuvenate with one of our spa packages. Contact us to learn more about our spa services, including our innovative float spa, and book your next appointment or purchase a spa gift card today.