By definition, hydrophilic foods hold onto water, and according to Gilbert, “consuming water absorbent foods helps detoxify the body.” One of the most well-known water-loving foods is chia seeds. They have the ability to hold up to 12 times their weight in water. Consuming chia seeds regularly can help keep you hydrated and help your body retain electrolytes.
An easy way to sneak the seeds into your diet: Try the freshly-squeezed Great Greens juice at Jamba Juice. It's a refreshing blend of apples, cucumber, spinach, chard, kale, lemon, and chia seeds.
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