5 Smart Ways to Increase Your Water Intake without Drinking Water

article-2014617411164840608000Water is said to be the natural magical potion for all life forms. And, drinking water does a lot more than just quench your thirst. It is a friend for those who wish to stay healthy and fit, lose weight, and gain a flawless and radiant skin. Water regulates your metabolism, keeps your digestive system healthy, and keeps your skin and body hydrated.
But, keeping a count on those essential eight to ten glasses of water daily can get a little tiring or boring. What’s more? Not many people are naturally inclined towards water, and they do not drink the sufficient amount during the day. Add to that the fact that at times just plain water is not enough to conquer the hot and humid weathers. Well, here are a few foods that you should eat to add water in your daily diet. These amazing vegetables and fruits are high in water content, so along with your regular glasses of water it is time you befriend these too.

#1. Lettuce
Water-friendly quotient: 96%

Probably, burgers are the first thing that comes to your mind upon hearing this leaf’s name (probably the only healthy thing in a burger). It is also used in sandwiches and salads. Iceberg lettuce is 96 per cent water, and is also a worthy source of antioxidants, folate, vitamins A, C and K and fibre. So, time to make yourself a refreshing and lettuce-enriched salad this evening, we suggest!

#2. Cucumbers
Water-friendly quotient: 96%

“Cool as a cucumber” you will be if you consume it on a daily basis. Cucumbers are 96 per cent water, and are also a welcome source of dietary fibres. Cucumbers have made their way to numerous dishes, so you do not have to be picky while trying to include it in your daily diet. However it is always better to add cucumber in lighter dishes, say a bowl of salad or cold soup to compliment your dinner.
If you want to know how great Cucumbers are for your body and skin, then Read: Most Amazing Beauty and Health Benefits of Cucumbers

#3. Tomato
Water-friendly quotient: 94%

Tomato contains a little over 94 per cent water. It plays the role of a taste giver in thousands of dishes all over the globe. It is a valuable ingredient in almost all types of Indian salads and purees. It is a storehouse of vitamins A, K and C and is also a friend of your pancreas and colon. It helps lower cholesterol levels in blood, and keeps you healthy and hydrated. Apart from the regular variety, you can also add a few cherry and grape tomatoes to your salads and sandwiches.

#4. Cauliflower
Water-friendly quotient: 92%

Probably a million preparations of cauliflower exist in India. It is consumed both steamed and fried. Apart from 92 per cent water content, it also consists of vitamin K and phytonutrients, which protect the body against cancer. Cauliflower also has higher water retention capabilities- all the more reason to indulge in this tasty vegetable. However try to keep your preparation light as rich preparation robs it of its hydration properties. So, toss them along with some nuts to make a crunchy salad to quench your pre-lunch hunger pangs.

#5. Spinach
Water-friendly quotient: 92%

Spinach’s mascot, ‘Popeye- the Sailor Man’, has done a commendable job in spreading its importance, and all that he has portrayed were more or less true- minus the animated extremities.
Spinach consists of 92 per cent water. It is also a rich source of lutein, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, and vitamins A, E and K. It also forms a protective shield against prostate and breast cancer. Now, add this to your snack time sandwiches, along with some low-fat dips and a few corns, to make your snack tasty and healthy.

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