You Should Eat these 24 Fruits and Vegetables to Stay Hydrated Without Drinking Water
Everyone loves to drink while playing sports, eating food, feeling dehydration, especially in summer season. But as the mercury rises, it is more important to focus on fluids, because water is the most essential nutrient required for our body and helps to stay hydrated.
Half of our body is made up of water which helps in proper functioning of our body. It helps in maintaining the body temperature and removing the wastage from our body and carrying the oxygen cells. You feel so dizzy, fatigues and moody when you are dehydrated.
Glass of water is the best option to stay hydrated, but there are plenty of options available which can help you to stay hydrated without even drinking water. You can drink these flavored water fruits and vegetables rather then drinking simple plain water. These fluids are rich source of water that keeps the balance of H2O right.
As per the old rule, you are supposed to drink 8-10 glasses of water per day. After sometime it feels bore to drink that much of water regularly. (Drinking water is necessary, but making a habit of drinking 10 glasses per day is not easy). Normally 20% of our daily need of H2O comes from foods and especially from vegetables and fruits.
But still it is very important to drink plenty of water daily, especially in the season of summer, but you can also complete your thirst by eating these 24 fruits and vegetables which I am going to mention below.
Cucumber contains the 95% of water in it. It is also a good source of potassium, which helps in the prevention from stroke. Cucumber contains fistein, anti inflammatory substances which maintains the health of brain. Add cucumber in salad with other salad items. Use lemon and epsom salt for better taste.
Zucchini contains 95% of water and that’s why it is on top of the list of highly hydrated foods list. You can add this food in pasta and in noodles.
Watermelon is a season fruits which comes in summer only. It contains 92% of water which is very useful in the season of summer to keep you hydrate for all the day. It contains nutrients like vitamins A, B6 and C, antioxidants and lycopene. Avoid drinking water with it.
It is a lean, green and cancer fighting machine which is filled with 95% of water. This food has the potential to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, especially in the pancreas. Compound those are found in celery can helps to stop the growth (spreading and multiply) of breast cancer cells in women’s.
Carrots contain 90% of water and also rich source of fiber. These are very helpful in maintaining and the growth of eyesight. It supports the eyes glisten which support mucous membranes and moisture which helps distinguish between night and day. Carrot juice is also very helpful in the problem of kidney stones and gallbladder stones. You can add carrots in your salad too and stay hydrated.
This root vegetable is filled with 95% of water. Radish is known for their cooling effects. Natural spicy flavor and heat of radish acts on the body to help the alleviate excess heat in the body. Radish is a good source of zinc, antioxidants, phosphorus, minerals and vitamin C. Add radish in salad and mix with other health vegetables.
Oranges take out all the credit when it comes to vitamin C, this is why because maybe oranges are cheaper than kiwi. But in reality kiwi has more vitamin C than oranges. Kiwi has 85% of water in it and has more potassium than banana. Kiwi helps in the problem of sweet tooth and perfect to add in fruit salad. It has low glycemic index, it means it has fewer spikes in blood sugar to sustained release of more energy.
Peach contains 88% of water. This is a very delicious fruit. It is a very versatile juicy summer fruit. A peach stores a huge range of nutrients vitals which are damm good for health. Peaches also very helpful in maintaining healthy levels of the blood sugar and boost the cardiac health levels. Peaches are rich in carotenoid and phenolic compounds, which are anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.
Potatoes are good source of potassium and filled with 80% of water. Key minerals of potatoes help in healthy blood pressure. Not all of the varieties of the potatoes are rich source of water. Red skin potatoes are rich source of water. Baked and roasted potatoes are rich source of potassium rather than boiled one or making recipes. Add lean proteins, broccoli, cheese and beans in roasted potatoes for a healthy meal.
Broccoli is a power house of nutrition’s and protect from diseases. It has large amount of antioxidants, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber and also great taste. Broccoli has 91% of water in it. You can add steamed or boiled broccoli in your dinner. You can also add broccoli in your salad, omelets and in creamy soups.
Cantaloupe contains 90% of water in it. With refreshing taste Cantaloupe provides low maintain dessert for children’s and adults too. You can add it in salad and can add it in kebab’s with chunk of cheese. Amazing mind blowing is to add this in fruit salsa. Cantaloupe is a good source of vitamin C and beta carotene. I personally like to eat their seed when it dries, it taste sweet and we are here adding their seeds in the sweet dish too.
Eggplant is green, purple, white, orange and striped in colors and in varieties. It contains 90% of the water. It is a very hydrated vegetable which anyone has to add in their diet. Eggplants are good source of dietary fiber and are also low in calories.
Eggplants are good source of B vitamins, copper, vitamin K, potassium, manganese, nutrients that support metabolism, immune system and cardiovascular system.
Jicama has 90% of water and also high in iron, vitamin C, vitamin E, fiber and potassium. You can add it in watermelon, mango, pineapple and with lemon juice too. It helps in improving digestion system. It also helps in boost the immune system and improves the blood circulation in the body. Jicama helps to improve the brain function, weight loss and strengthen the bones too. Only the root of jicama is eatable and the rest of the plant is highly toxic, use it wisely.
Tomatoes have almost 95% of the water, it is known for the most hydrated non starch vegetable. This vegetable is full of nutrients and rich source of lycopene which helps in fighting with cancer. It is also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C. you can add tomatoes in your every dish and it can make the taste of the dish tastier. Tomatoes counter the effects of smoking cigarette. It helps in the improvement of vision and helps in digestion system too. It is very helpful in lower the hyper tension and also good for skin care.
Strawberries are know for most hydrated berries as it contains 92% of water. (2nd positions goes to raspberries which has 87% of water and the 3rd position goes to blueberries which has 85% of water). Health benefits of strawberry includes proper brain functioning, eye care, arthritis, relief from high blood pressure, gout problems and various types of cardiovascular diseases. It also helps in reducing the skin age and in various types of cancer.
16. Iceberg Lettuce:-
As per nutritional perspective, iceberg lettuce sometimes is the weakest part of green salads. But it is a rich source of the water. Iceberg Lettuce has 96% of water in it and low in calories too. It is good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, potassium and fiber. Wraps layer of it in sandwiches, chapatis and in bread.
Iceberg lettuce reduces the risk of cancer and heart diseases. It contains vitamin K which increase the protein which is required for the body for normal blood functioning.
Cauliflower is rich source of fiber (one cup of cauliflower contains 3.5 grams of fiber) and contains 92% of water. It has cancer fighting cruciferous elements. Cauliflower is a rich source of antioxidant and anti inflammatory elements which might boost both you brain and heart. It helps in detoxification and in digestion.
18. Green Peppers:-
Green peppers contain the 94% of water in it and also know for the most contained water in the peppers family. The other peppers are red, yellow and orange in color which contains 92% of water. You can use pepper in salad, soups and in roasted vegetables.
19. Cottage Cheese:-
80% of the cottage cheese weight comes from water. It is very nutritious and healthy dairy product that’s has hydrating properties. Cottage contains 50% of protein, 36% of phosphorus, 19% of calcium, 31% of selenium of your daily need.
Cottage cheese is a great source of B vitamins, vitamin B12 and ribflavin, which is very necessary for metabolism, brain health and keeping your bones stronger and healthy. You can use cottage cheese with anything in your diet. You can use it in salad, vegetables, spreader and many mre eating products.
20. Coconut Water:-
Coconut water itself contains 95% of water. This super healthy beverage helps you to stay hydrated. It is a rich source of potassium, electrolytes, chloride and sodium. It can help you to stay hydrated and helps you to maintain the level of electrolyte level in the body. That’s why drinking coconut water after exercise is very useful and effective. So avoid drinking cold drink or energy drinks consume coconut water and stay hydrated and healthy with this natural drink.
Cabbage contains the 92% of the water in it. It is very low in calories but very high in fiber. It is also rich source of folate, vitamin C, vitamin K and several trace minerals which shows effect in the health issues positively. It helps in the improvement of digestion system. Too.
Cabbage provides glucosinolates which are antioxidants and is very helpful in the problem of certain type of cancer like lung cancer.
22. Bell Peppers:-
Bell peppers contain the 92% of water in it. It is an incredibly healthy vegetable which cans variety of healthy promoting effects. These bell peppers are rich source of fiber, minerals and vitamins B and potassium. It also contains antioxidant named caroteniod, which may can reduce the risk of the certain type of cancer and helpful in eye diseases.
Bell peppers has more vitamin C in it as per compared to other fruits and vegetables. It provides 317% of vitamin in just one cup (150 grams) of your daily need. It helps your body to absorb the iron effectively, make bones stronger and protects your body cells from damaging effect free radicals.
23. Plain Yogurt:-
Plain yogurt contains the 88% of the water in it and a rich source of calcium. It has various types of nutrients which may boost your health effectively and helps in reducing laziness and fatigue. Plain yocgurt also provides several minerals like potassium and phosphorus which are very helpful for your bones. Eat yogurt on regular basis to reduce weight effectively. Plain yogurt is healthier and helpful than the flavored ones. It helps to reduce heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
Orange contains 88% of water in it and is incredibly healthy which provides lots of health benefits. One cup of orange (120 ml) contains several types of nutrients and fiber. It includes potassium and vitamin C which may help to boost your immune system function and heart health.
Oranges helps to prevent the cell damage by reducing the inflammation. Eating or juice may promote the feeling of fullness and helps to control the appetite.
Eating this citrus food daily may protect your from any type of kidney stone or gallbladder stone. As it binds with stone forming calcium oxalate and helps in the problem of stool and flush the wastage from body.
Few Points to Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated all the time is very important for overall health.
Health experts recommend drinking several glass of water every day to the need of daily hydration.
Drinking water is very important, but you can consume water from the above written fruits, vegetables and dairy products too.
This is the reason most of the people do not need to drink more water, as they eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
So friends, these were the 24 eating products which can help you stay hydrated all the time even if you do not drink enough water.
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