Many of you are active, so I often get asked what fruits or veggies are best when trying to hydrate naturally. Most of all, I get asked, “Is watermelon good for hydration?”. The short answer is “Heck Yeah!”, but check out my recipe and article below to get more of the details as to why watermelon is so awesome for hydration.
What’s In This Article?
Dangers of Dehydration
Did you know that if you’re thirsty, you’re dehydrated? Even mild dehydration negatively affects us, causing us to feel tired. Chronic dehydration, which affects an estimated 75% of the population, can lead to kidney disease, constipation, and muscle damage. Severe dehydration is nothing to mess around with, causing brain swelling, shock, kidney failure, coma, and even death.
Importance of Electrolytes
Electrolytes are the minerals responsible for fluid balance in the body; potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium, just to name a few. Plain water is definitely good for you, but typically lacking in sufficient electrolytes to ensure you have enough.
That’s where watermelon juice comes in! Made up of over 90% water, which we know is great for basic hydration (1), this fruit also has magnesium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus, all of which are important electrolytes.
For this recipe, I also add a touch of salt, which brings sodium, another key electrolyte, to the mix. Himalayan pink salt also has over 80 trace minerals and other elements (2), further adding to the hydrating power of this juice.
Lime juice also adds potassium, magnesium, and calcium. It also adds a delicious zing to this juice which I love!
What’s a Great Watermelon Juicer?
For watermelon, limes, pineapple, and truly nearly anything you can juice, the PURE is the best-performing juicer in its class! Keep reading to find out why!
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Best of the Best
- Best Juice Yield in its Class: Up to 50% More!
- Significant Produce Cost Savings Over Time
- Proven Outstanding Nutrient Extraction
- Makes So More Than Juice!
- 12-Year Warranty
- Top Price-Point in its Category
- Bit of a Learning Curve
- Larger Footprint
I’ve tested A LOT of juicers, and the PURE Juicer delivers the best yields every time! How much? 30-50% more! This means tremendous cost savings on produce with each use, so the PURE Juicer pays for itself over time!
Not only does this machine give you the most juice, but it also delivers exceptional nutrient extraction. By virtue of its state-of-the-art two-step extraction process, centered around a rugged 2.5-ton press. Thanks to this process, the PURE Juicer gives you the full potential of every bit of produce!
The PURE is a mighty machine made of food-grade stainless steel backed by an outstanding 12-year warranty. Not only can you make awesome juice, but you also can do baby food, sorbets, nice cream, cauliflower rice, nut milk, and even grind coffee!
I undoubtedly recommend the PURE Juicer for the devoted home juicer and light commercial user. It’s a fantastic investment that pays for itself!
Here’s The Recipe!Print
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 32 fl oz 1x
Looking to hydrate naturally? You gotta try watermelon juice! It’s a fantastic way to balance your electrolytes and keep your cells happy!
- 1 Medium Watermelon (12 C)
- 2 Limes
- 1/8 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
- Remove the rind from the watermelon (optional).
- Peel the limes (optional).
- Run through your juicer, add the salt, and enjoy!
I like using seeded watermelons when I can get them. They’re typically sweeter and give you more juice for your money. Also, when juicing them, I like to remove the rind. You don’t have to, but juicing them dilutes the natural sweetness in the juice a bit. Either way is totally fine.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Category: Juicing for Health
Keywords: hydration, watermelon, electrolytes, natural hydration
Recipes for Other Hydrating Drinks Besides Water
Here are a couple more tasty juice recipes that can help you hydrate better than plain water!
- Help your body achieve optimal hydration with my Best Juice for Electrolytes.
- Make sure you recover from workouts safely and effectively with my Electrolyte Punch.
- Did you know that constipation can be a symptom of dehydration? Get things moving again with my Best Juice for Constipation Relief. It brings the electrolytes you need plus the bowel-blasting power of dragonfruit!
Post a comment below if you try this recipe. We’d LOVE to hear from you!