Food As Dehydrator Recipes
During dehydration drinking a large amount of water is important because it can effectively replenish fluids and prevent further dehydration. In most cases, a choice of some food is very helpful to facilitate the recovering process. Sometimes they can function better than pure water due to their high nutritional value. Generally, our daily intake of various food account for 20% of fluid requirement, and some water-rich foods such as fruits will contribute more than this percentage. In addition to cure of dehydration, they can supplement extra nutrients for the human body including mineral salts, amino acids and vitamins. Here are some good examples of food as a part of the dehydrator recipes.
The water contained in watermelon accounts for 90% of its total weight. It is also rich in vitamin c, beta-carotene and lycopene. The sugar contents in watermelon is only about 8%, which is good news for people suffering from diabetes. Watermelon is one of the best choices to prevent dehydration. Moreover, it contains adequate calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium which are considered as the natural sources of rehydration nutrients.
Cucumbers also contains adequate water which can be beneficial for hydration. As watermelons, cucumbers also contain a high level of calcium, magnesium, and some nutrients for dehydration such as potassium and sodium salts.
Celery contains more water than other vegetables which can reach up to 96%. Eating 2-3 pieces of celery per day can satisfy the requirements of calcium, magnesium, potassium by our body. In addition, the celery is rich in phosphorus, iron, zinc and other kinds of nutrients we need.
Gelatin often contain sweeteners, seasonings and ingredients such as food dyes dissolved in hot water for making dessert. Due to the fact that the main content of gelatin desserts is water which can effectively replenish body fluids, it is a good choice for prevent hydration. Moreover, these deserts usually contain collagen. It is a natural type of protein which can help strengthen human bones and skin.
Image provided By Steve Evans (Watermelons) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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