If you’ve been reading my blog for very long, you know I’m a nut about staying well hydrated. As a person making your living with your throat, taking in enough nonalcoholic, decaffeinated fluids is one of the best things you can do every day to keep your voice healthy. Scientists tell us that fluids plump up the cells in our bodies and keep the mucus in our throats thin and healthy. (For more on how much fluid we need, take a look at this post from a few weeks ago.)
When I tell clients to drink lots of fluids, I often get the same reaction: How can I carry around enough fluid to meet my needs? If this person is a reporter working in the field, they have a point. You can only tote so many bottles with you as you go all over town to cover stories, and there’s often little time to stop to buy water. So I was happy to read an article in the April issue of Health magazine that offers some help.
There are actually foods that are high in fluid content and very filling as well. Eating more of these foods will deliver fluid along with healthy food. You’ll have less water to carry, and you’ll get a diet boost as well!
Here are some foods to eat to boost your fluid intake. Eat your fill of these and your throat will thank you!
- Salad Greens
- Tomatoes (raw)
- Broccoli (raw)
- Mushrooms (raw)
- Green beans
- Red Bell Peppers (raw)
- Carrots (raw)
- Tomato Soup (made with water)
- Yogurt (low fat, plain)
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