Have you ever considered the word Carbo-HYDRATE?
Yes, carbs are hydrating!!! How is that, exactly?
Let's not get too nitty gritty... but a single carbohydrate molecule is made up of 3-water molecules. Cool huh?
Carbohydrates and many OTHER foods we eat contain salt and chloride - two electrolytes that helps the body to hold onto water. This supports maintenance of a safe internal body temperature and a well hydrated state.
If we were to just drink water alone, we may experience a yucky sensation of bloat and discomfort - feeling water sloshing around in our stomach.
It's all about fluid and electrolyte balance!
Check out the list of hydrating foods and fluids. Can you think of any other hydrating fluids and foods you like to eat?
Note: the almond shown under hydrating foods is salted.