Need to stay hydrated, but you aren’t sure you’re drinking enough water? You must incorporate these 5 foods that keep you hydrated into your daily diet. Staying hydrated never tasted so good!
Add these 5 foods that keep you hydrated to your menu!
Having a hard time drinking enough water? Did you know that by eating certain foods, you can actually stay hydrated because of their high water content? Here are our top five foods to add to your daily diet to increase your water intake.
Not only are cucumbers delightfully refreshing, but they are also made up of 92% water. Cucumbers can be eaten raw, added to salads, pickled, and used on a vegetable tray paired with a healthy dip. Add a few slices into your water for a refreshing detox drink.
2. Iceberg lettuce
Iceberg lettuce is 95.6% water. This variety has the highest water content of any lettuce, followed by butterhead, green leaf, and romaine. A great way to incorporate iceberg into your diet, other than a salad, is by using it in place of a bun or bread.
Celery is 95.4% water and one stalk is a mere 6 calories. You may have even heard the term negative calories in reference to celery. This lightweight veggie isn’t short on nutrition, however. Celery contains folate and Vitamins A, C, and K.
Tomatoes are 94.5% water. Sweet cherry and grape tomatoes are great snacks eaten raw. They can be frozen in the summer months and eaten as a cool, refreshing pop of flavor during the colder months. Using tomatoes in salad skewers is a great way to get kids to eat their veggies.
Cauliflower has 92.1% of water content. Cauliflower is one of our favorite vegetables! Eat it plain with some light dip, make a pizza crust, or use it in salads. One cup of cauliflower has only 27 calories.
We hope you enjoy staying nourished and hydrated with this five foods as much as we do. For more informational posts like this, be sure to stop by our Healthy Tips section. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a single healthy recipe!
Disclosure: The author of this article is not a trained medical professional, nor a dietician. All of the information in this post is based on research and personal experience.