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Eat to beat... dehydration

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Top up your daily fluid intake this summer with moisture- rich fruit and vegetables, says nutritionist Rob Hobson


350 calories per serving

All fruits and vegetables are hydrating – especially melons and cucumbers, both of which contain over 90 per cent water, making them a healthy way to add fluid to your diet on hot summer days.

This light salad is also a great source of calcium for healthy bones (along with a little summer sun for vitamin D) and a source of protein. Sunflower seeds add extra fibre and magnesium to this dish.

For the salad
1 small cucumber, halved, de-seeded and sliced
½ watermelon, peeled, de-seeded and cut into small chunks
1 red pepper, de-seeded and cut into small chunks
200g feta cheese, crumbled into small pieces
50g pitted black olives, halved
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 small handful of mint, chopped

For the dressing
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
Sea salt, to season
Black pepper, to season

1. Place all the salad ingredients in a large bowl and gently toss to combine.

2. Whisk the olive oil and lemon and season with salt and pepper.

3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve. 

Robert Hobson is a registered nutritionist and qualified trainer for the Royal Society of Public Health. With over 15 years food and nutrition experience he has a BSc in Human Nutrition and an MSc in Public Health Nutrition. He has also worked for the NHS promoting healthy eating and has specialised in helping government organisations meet nutritional standards and legislation.

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