A recipe for hydration!


Staying hydrated on hot days can be a challenge. Many fruits and vegetables contain potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium which helps us stay hydrated and support our exercise goals without adding extra calories.

This watermelon feta salad is packed with flavor and everything you need to beat the heat…

Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Salad

  • Greens from the mint are rich in magnesium.
  • Feta adds sodium and calcium to help replenish salt lost with sweat and the combo of calcium and magnesium helps with cramps.
  • Watermelon & Cucumber: hydrating foods.

Ingredients

Dressing

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

Pinch of salt

Combine ingredients, whisk and set aside

Salad

3 cup seedless chopped watermelon

1 cup medium cucumber, chopped

½ cup red onion (optional if this bothers you on your run/cycle/swim)

1 cup feta

½ cup coarsely chopped mint

Sea salt and Ground black pepper (optional)

Combine watermelon and cucumber in bowl, mix in feta and dressing

Garnish with mint, salt and pepper

Recipe Source: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a5739/watermelon-salad-feta-mint-recipe/


Audrey Caspar-Clark MS, RD, LDN, Doris Piccinin, MS, RD, CDE, CSO, LDN, Carly Roop, RD, CSO, MA, LDN, and Caroline Meehan, RDN, CSOWM, LDN, CDCES are the registered dietitians at the Abramson Cancer Center at Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine who specialize in cancer nutrition and provide information based on sound nutritional therapies to support patients throughout their cancer treatment.

One thought on “A recipe for hydration!

  1. Because there is wide variability in sweat rates, losses, and hydration levels of individuals, it is nearly impossible to provide specific recommendations or guidelines about the type or amount of fluids athletes should consume. Finding the right amount of fluid to drink depends upon a variety of individual factors including the length and intensity of exercise and other individual differences.

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