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Hydration, Fruits, Vegetables, Healthy Diet

Top Hydrating Fruits & Vegetables

Sometimes drinking your recommended daily intake of water can seem daunting. On average, approximately 20 per cent of our daily water intake comes from solid foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Many vegetables that are more than 90 per cent water are low in calories and are easy to digest, making them a great idea for a pre-work out snack.

According to research carried out by the University of Aberdeen Medical School in Scotland, water-rich fruit and vegetables may hydrate our bodies twice as effectively as a glass of water.

Research suggests that they may be more hydrating than some isotonic sports drinks, due to their content of mineral salts, natural sugars, amino acids and vitamins lost during exercise.

“To be properly hydrated, you need to replace fluid lost from the body with one that’s similar to the body’s natural composition,”
– Dr Susan Shirreffs, exercise physiologist and hydration expert at Loughborough University.

“Watery fruit and vegetables often contain levels of minerals and sugar that mirror this, so they can hydrate you more effectively than water alone.”

Here’s what you need to know:

Water content: 96.7%

Cucumber has the highest water content of any solid food. Great in salads or served with hommus, it can be blended with yogurt, mint and ice cubes to make a refreshing and delicious chilled soup. A cucumber can produce similar hydration levels to twice the volume of water with the bonus of calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium.

Iceberg lettuce
Water content: 95.6%

Although iceberg lettuce lacks the fibre, folate and vitamin K nutrients found in darker greens such as spinach and romaine lettuce, it has the highest water content of any lettuce. Instead of adding it to a sandwich, it can be used as a wrap for tacos and burgers.

Water content: 94.4%

Celery’s high water content helps neutralize stomach acid and it is commonly recommended as a natural remedy for heartburn and acid reflux. White containing folate and vitamins A, C and K, celery’s fiber content helps you feel full and curbs your appetite.

Water content: 95.3%

Radishes are filled with catechin, an antioxidant that is also found in green tea. They spicey-sweet flavour of radishes can be enjoyed by slicing them up and tossing them with other ingredients in a summer salad.

Water content: 94.5%

An excellent hydrating snack that is well-paired with basil and mozzarella as an appetizer.

Water content: 91.5%

Watermelon is one of the richest sources of lycopene, a cancer-fighting antioxidant. Containing essential hydration salts calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium, watermelon is also high in vitamin C, beta carotene and lycopene, which helps protect the body from UV light.

Water content: 91.4%

Raw spinach leaves are rich in lutein, potassium, fiber and folate. One cup of spinach will give you 15 per cent of your daily vitamin E intake, an antioxidant that fights damaging free radical molecules.

Other fruits and vegetables to note are the star fruit, strawberries, broccoli, grapefruit, baby carrots, green peppers, cauliflower and cantaloupe, which are all more than 90 per cent water.

Tips for a Healthy Summer of Fun


Stay hydrated, this simple suggestion will go a long way to your summer enjoyment. Because when we are dehydrated we suffer not only on the physical level but dehydration contributes to crankiness, moodiness and general malaise. Dehydration is severely taxing on the body particularly the kidneys and adrenals. Drinking plenty of water and using Mega Hydrate are two surefire ways to combat dehydration.

Step One consume more water than you think you need, drink even if you are not thirsty.  Step Two, use Patrick Flannigan’s MegaHydrate daily, this product contains an abundance of bio available hydrogen ions. These compounds assist the body to better utilize the water we drink. With enhanced utilization of water we achieve better cell hydration and cellular waste removal. When using Mega Hydrate the results are we are better hydrated and more sufficiently detoxified by the water we drink than if we did not use this product. Also the freely available hydrogen ions in Mega Hydrate act as extreme anti-oxidants, quenching the free radicals desire for extra electrons without creating more free radicals.


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provide enhanced protection against the free radical damage that occurs
during prolonged exposure to the sun. 
The main sun protection compound in this product is Zinc Oxide. Which is a natural mineral that is included to shield against the
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Next to water, collagen is one of the most important structural
substances in the body, a major component of skin, hair, nails, muscles
and joints. Collagen Peptide works to nourish your cells with the
essential nutrition that may be lacking in the average diet. It has a powerful ability to assist the repair of damaged
tissue especially of the joints, musculature and skin. Collagen is  vital to healthy joints as it is the building blocks
for joint cartilage and the structural protein found in joints. This could come in very handy this summer as it is a time of greater activity and sun exposure. And, having the nutrition to assist the body to recover from minor injuries, muscle strain and aches from over use could greatly improve the quality of your time this summer.
This product is very easy to use, it mixes
easily into water or smoothies and has no after taste. This product is
also free of common allergens including gluten. 
• Helps to Curb Appetite
• Helps to Increase Energy and Endurance
• Helps to Firm and Tone Muscles and Skin
Have a healthy summer and stop by our web shop for some great raw food snacks and other exciting and useful products. Blessings from Zebra Organics .
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or prevent any disease.


Staying properly hydrated is one of the most important things in life and Dr. Patrick Flannagan knows this. His Mega Hydrate product contains bio available hydrogen ions which are potent free radical scavenger antioxidants that help us stay hydrated. MegaHydrate does this by unlocking the potential of water as the medium for nutrient replenishment and cellular waste removal. Dehydrated body cells cannot assimilate nutrients or remove waste. Cellular waste build up can lead to worsening of painful conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. MegaHydrate also helps fight the negative effects of alcohol, stress, caffeine and free radicals as part of aging. 
Simply put a free radical is an oxygen molecule missing an electron, making a normally stable molecule unstable. This little molecule then goes around ‘stealing’ electrons in order to quench its desire for wholeness, to complete its ‘missing’ bond. This is known as oxidation. It is going on inside our bodies every second but our bodies do produce antioxidants such as SOD and various glutathione compounds to combat this. But our bodies cannot keep up with the levels of oxidation and produce enough anti oxidants to stop the rampage. 
Aging and Anti Oxidants: 
Anti-oxidants are compounds which reduce oxidative damage. It has been theorized that oxidation is a large part of the aging process. The slow process of aging is accelerated by free radicals which produce oxidative damage and when left unchecked free radicals create more free radicals in their pursuit of finding missing electrons. It is like a ponzi scheme on the cellular level constantly borrowing with the intent of never returning the favor and creating wave after wave of deficiency and emptiness.
What does Mega Hydrate® got to do with it?
In addition to hydration, MegaHydrate is the most powerful known antioxidant food. Since it is a “pure” antioxidant that does not turn into a free radical itself, taken daily, MegaHydrate delivers far more Hydrogen ions than eating pounds of raw fruits and vegetables or drinking gallons of “healing waters.” Humans need Hydrogen to survive. It is the key to long life and anti-aging. However, due to mass food production, mineral deficient soil, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, over-processing of foods, chemical preservatives, and drinking over-chlorinated and over-fluoridated water, people do not get enough Hydrogen ions daily. Body cells become damaged, hydration levels decrease and cells age. 
MegaHydrate challenges all this and many customers report immediate pain relief and increases in energy after a few days of using Mega Hydrate. Do you want to address the symptoms of dehydration and minimizes the process of aging?  Thanks to Mega Hydrate it is now a whole lot easier!
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