Make Sure You Eat Your Water With These Foods
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According to your doctor and almost everyone you know, you’re supposed to drink up to eight glasses of water a day while some experts recommend you drink nine to 11 glasses. Drinking all those glasses of water can seem like a challenging task, considering everything you have to do on a daily basis. The good thing is, you don’t necessarily have to drink all that water — you can eat it.

Around 20 percent of your daily H2O intake comes from eating solid foods, especially fruits and vegetables. Although it’s still important to drink plenty of water, you can also quench your body’s thirst with this long list of hydrating foods that contain at least 90 percent water.

Drink Your Grub With These Hydrating Food

1. Cucumbers

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Cucumber has a water content of 96.7 percent. They go perfect with a salad and you can add it to your water or use it in a refreshing cucumber soup.

2. Iceberg Lettuce

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Iceberg lettuce has received a bad reputation because of its lack of nutrients. Although that may be true when compared to spinach or romaine lettuce, which contains high amounts of fiber and vitamin K, when it comes to water content, iceberg lettuce is the highest of them all at 95.6 percent.

3. Celery

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Celery has a water content of 95.4 percent. It has only 6 calories and it’s full of fiber, folate, vitamins A, K and C.

4. Tomato Sauce

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Surprising as this may sound, tomato sauce is around 90 percent water because tomatoes themselves are naturally high in water, but this percentage varies depending on the brand, and tomato sauce only has around 50 calories.

5. Radishes

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This beautiful, deep-red root vegetable would go perfectly in a salad or even with some vegetarian tacos. Radishes are very refreshing with a water content of 95.3 percent and they also have a high source of antioxidants as well.

6. Bell Peppers

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Regardless of what color, all bell peppers have a high water content and they’re filled with antioxidants. Green bell peppers, in particular, contain 93.9 percent.

7. Cauliflower

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In addition to containing 92.1 percent water, cauliflower is also packed with vitamins and phytonutrients that help lower cholesterol and fight cancer. It’s also a good alternative for rice too. Check out our cauliflower fried rice recipe.

8. Watermelon

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As the name suggests, watermelon is filled with water, approximately 91.5 percent water to be exact. Along with it being a melon of hydration, it also contains lycopene, the cancer-fighting antioxidant found in red fruits and veggies.

9. Spinach

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Compared to iceberg lettuce, the water content in spinach will surely lose, but spinach also has a lot of nutrients that can benefit the body from the inside out.

10. Star Fruit

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This exotic fruit is sweet and tart with a similar taste to pineapples and is filled with 91.4 percent water. It is also rich in antioxidants.

11. Grapefruit

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Grapefruit has a water content of 90.5 percent. This distinctly tangy tasting fruit can also help lower your cholesterol while helping you bring down that number on your scale.

12. Strawberries

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Despite all berries being good for you, there’s just something about strawberries that stand out. Maybe it’s the fact that they contain 91 percent water.

13. Broccoli

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This mini-tree like vegetable contains 90.7 percent water and is filled with fiber, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C. It also has an impressive amount of sulforaphane, which is a compound that boosts our bodies protective enzymes while flushing out chemicals that cause cancer.

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References

L. (2015, December 10). Top 30 Hydrating Foods. Retrieved from https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/healthy-drinks/top-30-hydrating-foods