Lahore (Web Desk): Ramadan has fallen in weather that was significantly warmer than in previous years and the long hours of fasting during the days of summer can make it very difficult for the people to be hydrated their selves.
Health experts recommend drinking water throughout the day to keep the body hydrated. However, water is not the only way to keep the body hydrated. So, there are some fruits that are known to keep us hydrated.
Watermelons are about 92 percent water but this refreshing fruit is soaked with other nutrients as well. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids.
It can actually hydrate your body more effectively than water.
Strawberries are considered the 4th strongest antioxidant fruit and are made up of 92% water while Raspberries and blueberries are also used for hydrating bodies.
Full of vitamin C, berries are known to clear the arteries, regulate blood sugar and taste awesome.
So, eating berries in summer Ramadan can rehydrate yourself.
Grapes are one of most delicious fruits in summer, acts as antioxidants and very heart-friendly. Bursting water with each bite keep you hydrated, whether you take purple, red, black or green grapes.
Grapefruit is known for its antioxidant- and immunity-boosting capabilities as well as its digestive and cholesterol-lowering benefits.
This juicy, tangy fruit is also one of the most hydrating fruits with 91 percent water content. Grapefruit also contains important electrolytes that help prevent dehydration.
5. Coconut water:
Coconut has 95% water content because liquid found in fresh green coconut that gets absorbed as the coconut fruit matures.
Naturally refreshing, coconut water has a sweet, nutty taste. It contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes that keep your body hydrated.
It is very nourishing fruit in Ramadan.
Pineapple has 87 percent water and is a powerhouse of nutrients, such as vitamins A and C, thiamin, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, folate and fiber.
This exceptionally juicy fruit is packed with bromelain, a mixture of compounds with potent anti-inflammatory powers.
Cantaloupe, also known as muskmelon or mush melon, is another high water content fruit with 90 percent water.
It is an exceptionally good fruit for supporting energy production and the ability to keep the blood sugar stable.
Cantaloupe also contains potassium, an important electrolyte that can be lost during sweating and cause dehydration.
The king of the fruit jungle, mangoes provide a lot of bang for their 135 calories, and they're a good source of vitamins A, B6, and C, plus fibre. British weather is too cool to produce spectacularly sweet mangoes thus we get them imported!