Best Foods to Boost Water Intake

 | August 3, 2017 | Posted by:
Best Foods to Boost Water Intake

Did you know that you are not limited to drinking in order to stay hydrated? Many fruits and vegetables are high in water and are very easily added to your daily diet.

Throw them in a blender to make a delicious smoothie, chop some up to go on a salad, or just have them sitting on your counter or desk to snack on throughout the day and you’re well on your way to optimal hydration.

Below are some of the fruits and veggies with the highest water count.

Cheers!

Veggies

Cucumber – 96.7%

Celery – 95.4%

Radishes – 95.3%

Tomatoes – 94.5%

Green peppers – 93.9%

Cauliflower – 92.1%

Spinach – 91.4%

Broccoli – 91.7%

Baby carrots – 90.4%

 

Fruits

Watermelon – 91.5%

Strawberries – 91.0%

Grapefruit – 90.5%

Cantaloupe – 90.2%

Fun Facts

“Reaching for a watermelon or cucumber after finishing an intense workout may hydrate your body twice as effectively as a glass of water, claims a 2009 study by researchers at the University of Aberdeen Medical School. This is so because water-rich fruits and vegetables also provide you with natural sugars, amino acids, mineral salts and vitamins that are lost in exercise. The study found that this combination helps hydrate you more effectively than water or sports drinks. Eating fruits and vegetables high in water content can replenish your body without all the artificial colors and flavors commonly found in sports drinks. The biggest advantage of consuming high water content foods is that they contain minimal calories and provide a feeling of fullness.” You can read the full article here.

“Benefits from eating grapefruit include: weight loss, cellulite reduction, ability to fight cancer, immunity boost, reduced stroke risk, increased skin health.” You can read more helpful information here.

 

Sources:

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20709014,00.html#eat-your-water-1

http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/list-fruits-vegetable-high-water-content-8958.html

https://draxe.com/grapefruit-benefits-weight-loss/


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