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Chef Jenn shows to hydrate with food
Posted at 10:17 AM, Jul 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-30 12:18:46-04

Staying Hydrated with Food!

While Michiganders love to be outside in our three glorious months of summer, the heat and humidity can take a toll on your body. Whether you're training for a marathon or just running around with kids in the yard, staying hydrated is key.

Did you know that your food can help keep you hydrated, just like water?

Tips:

Choose foods with a high water content, and pay attention to nutrients. When your muscles are working harder than normal, they need nutrients like calcium and potassium to help them recover.What's a good recovery meal? Try Chef Jenn's take on a Southwest Cobb Salad!

Starting with a bed of local romaine lettuce, grown right here in West Michigan at Revolution Farms provides a good healthy base. In lab testing, this romaine had substantially higher levels of potassium and calcium than field-grown romaine, which mainly comes from California or Arizona.

Topping these tasty local greens with tons of veggies like tomatoes, corn and avocado as well as protein like chicken or bacon will round out the recovery equation. For more recipes, check out Revolution Farms.