Food and hydration in every taste bite!
Whether it’s flushing the body of unwanted toxins, regulating body temperatures, or transporting nutrients to cells, water is a rock star when it comes to our health*. In addition to drinking water, foods can also fulfill some of your daily water needs. Here are some hard-working, hydrating foods according to health.com that can help contribute to your hydration:
Cucumbers. Cukes have a water content of 95.6% - the highest water content of any solid food. They are the perfect example of looking for opportunities to “eat your water”! With fiber and Vitamin C in every bite, cucumbers offer nutritional benefits as well.
- Celery. At 95.4% water content, celery is another crunchy and satisfying veggie that will improve your daily water intake. What’s more, with just six calories per stalk, celery’s fiber and high water content work together to fill you up and curb your appetite.
- Radishes. Full of Vitamin C, radishes boast a water content of 95.3%. In addition to water content, they’re a great source of catechin, an antioxidant that can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage.
- Tomatoes. With a water content of 94.5%, tomatoes are an excellent hydrating vegetable. In addition to tasting good, they’re particularly good for you, providing a wide quantity of nutrients like Vitamin C, potassium, folate and Vitamin K.
- Cauliflower. These white florets are another rock star with a whopping 92.1% water content. Along with enjoyable crunch, this veggie is packed with vitamins and phytonutrients that provide nutritional benefits like strengthening bones and boosting the cardiovascular system.
Be sure to take advantage of the important benefits that hydrating foods play in a healthy diet. They not only replenish your fluids, they deliver other body benefits too!