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August 02, 2021 2 min read

Water: What You Need to Know

Our bodies depend on water. Cold, refreshing, hydrating water.  Nothing added, nothing removed. Every cell, tissue, and organ in our body needs water to work properly. Our bodies use water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate our joints.  Not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration, which can cause fatigue, headaches, skin problems, muscle cramps, low blood pressure and a rapid heart rate.

While plain water is best for staying hydrated, other drinks and foods can help, too. Many healthy foods can contribute a large amount of water to your diet.  At Honey Bee Meals, whether you enjoy our Classic, Low Carb, Paleo, Keto or Plant-Based meals, delivered fresh right to your door, our emphasis on whole and natural foods makes maintaining a healthy diet and getting proper hydration stress free.

Many fruits such as strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, peaches and oranges to name a few have a very high water content (over 85%).  They also contain a variety of nutrients as well as fiber, which help us to promote fullness and reduce our appetite.  Honey Bee Meals features fresh fruit on our breakfast and snack menu - like our Coconut Yogurt & Granola. We include a wide variety of vegetables in each of our healthy, freshly prepared lunches and dinners such as celery, bell peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli which not only contain water but vital nutrients as well.

Did you know that cucumbers provide nutrients, such as vitamin K, potassium and magnesium?  With only 8 calories in a half-cup serving cucumbers are a great addition to any meal. Celery is particularly high in vitamin K and potassium, which may protect against heart disease, certain types of cancer and bone-related diseases like osteoporosis. 

Our freshly prepared meals are packed with fruits and vegetables to help keep you on track in achieving your nutritional goals. Enjoy our meals with small sips of water to keep you hydrated!

 

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