While we all have to drink enough water every day, it’s also vital to eat foods that help boost our water intake. Not only do these foods keep us hydrated, they are incredibly tasty. Water-rich foods contribute to our needs and keep us from suffering dehydration symptoms. Add these seven water-rich foods to your diet and you will instantly be feeling healthy and refreshed.
Lettuce is one of the best water-rich foods you can eat to increase your water intake. It contains around 92% of water, which makes it good for thirst. Use romaine, Bibb lettuce, spinach or radicchio in your salad to add absolutely new flavors and mix them with plenty of other vegetables.
Another delicious food to eat to boost your water intake is watermelon. It’s approximately 92% water, so why not add it to your eating plan? Watermelon is an amazing treat to eat during the summer season, though you can also find it all year round at most grocery stores. You can serve watermelon sliced as a side dish and use it in a spinach salad. The options are endless.
There are many reasons to eat pineapple every day. One of them is because it helps you increase your water intake. Pineapples make a wonderful addition to smoothies or fruit salad, but I love to chop them up and use them to make sour and sweet chicken. They are always great on their own too. Pineapple is around 85% water, so it’s a tangy and sweet way to help increase your everyday water intake.
One orange is around 90% water. Oranges are available year-round and make a healthy portable snack. So, next time you are thirsty, have one orange to increase your water intake. Moreover, oranges work great in fruit salad and smoothies. Slice one and add it to your water bottle for a delicious flavor.
Perhaps you are surprised to see yogurt on this list, but despite its thick texture, yogurt is also rich in water. Plus, it is high in healthy probiotics that help improve your digestion and help with weight loss. Try to avoid fruit flavored yogurts since they are loaded with sugar. Plain yogurt is the best choice here and to jazz it up you can add some chopped fresh fruits, such as pineapples and oranges, and a little bit of honey, if you want.
One of the best portable snacks is definitely apples. You don’t have to refrigerate them and you can eat them on-the-go. An apple is around 85% water, so it’s a good way to fill your stomach and slake your thirst at the same time. There are over 7,500 varieties of apples grown around the world. I personally like Pink Ladies and Granny Smiths. And what’s your favorite kind of apples?
Finally, cucumbers can also help you boost your everyday water intake. Add them to your green smoothies and vegetable salad for a mild flavor and a perfect crunch. I love to eat cucumbers raw or with a bit of honey. They make a wonderful snack to eat any time of the day to stay hydrated and healthy.
I hope you know how it’s important to stay hydrated all the time. So make sure you get enough water daily. Are you going to add these foods to your eating plan?