When a boat gets caught up in bad weather or stranded somewhere, dehydration becomes a serious concern. Many boaters understand the importance of setting sail with several gallons of portable water for each person on board, but fewer are aware that their food choices can have a serious impact on their hydration levels as well.
In this brief interview, nutrition health expert Cynthia Sass discusses several foods that are high in water content. Some of these, like watermelon, are widely known to be made up primarily of water. Others, like bananas and chickpeas, are loved by many who are unaware of how much water they contain.
The next time you take your boat out, consider what you learned in this video and pack accordingly. While salty foods require one to drink more water than normal to stay properly hydrated, other foods can actually help you reach your daily recommended water intake. If you are in the market for a new or used boat with plenty of storage for drinking water and water-rich foods in the Lakes Region of Maine, call Moose Landing Marina at (207) 693-6264.