Vegetablarians hydrate!

For the up to 75% of Americans that are chronically dehydrated (http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/07/02/chronic-dehydration-more-common-than-you-think/), vegetablarianism can help.  Eating more vegetables is a great way to get up to 20% of the 10 glasses of water recommended daily by the Institute of Medicine.  Dehydration is easy to reverse by drinking more water AND increasing vegetable intake.  All vegetables are high in water content , but particularly those high in water content (> 90% water) are best for helping remedy the situation.   Some great examples include: baby carrots, cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, zucchini, celery, green peppers, radishes, spinach, tomatoes, and yes, iceberg lettuce (http://www2.ca.uky.edu/enri/pubs/enri129.pdf).  So, eat up...or should I say...drink up?!?!   ;-)

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Tanya Leake

Tanya Leake is the founder of EmBODY WELL and is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified health coach, group fitness instructor, specializing in Zumba, dance fitness and sculpt.  She teaches a variety of modes of dance, is certified as an Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor, with additional certifications in Natural Health Fundamentals, Behavior Change and Nutrition Therapy.  She is also a certified instructor for Oldways’ “A Taste of African Heritage” health through heritage program.   She brings a wealth of knowledge from a holistic perspective on health and well-being.