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Being dehydrated can make you feel tired, restless, and overall bad. There are many different methods to rehydrate your body. And believe me, I know it’s easy to get over chugging water, drinking electrolyte drinks, or sports drinks. But here’s a hydration hack for ya, there are many foods that can help hydrate your body while you eat!
Cucumbers have the greatest amount of water content of any solid food. They have a water content of 96.7%. You can eat cucumbers in salads, sliced, or even dip them in hummus or tzatziki. You can also mix cucumber into yogurt, eat with mint, or even freeze slices into ice cubes. Any way you eat them, cucumbers are sure to make you feel more refreshed.
Iceberg lettuce has a water content of 95.6%. This type of lettuce has the highest water content of any lettuce variety. You can eat iceberg lettuce as an addition to sandwiches or even use it as a base for a salad. Iceberg lettuce is also great to use as a wrap for burgers or tacos.
Celery has a water content equal to 95.4%. Celery is a low calorie food, having only six calories per stalk. This vegetable also has enough fiber to fill you up and keep you satisfied. Celery also contains several nutrients and vitamins including folate, vitamin K, vitamin A, and Vitamin C. Celery is also able to neutralize stomach acid due to its high water content.
Tomatoes also contain a high water content at 94.5%. They are a delicious addition to salads, sandwiches, and sauces. Cherry tomatoes also make a great and easy snack when you are on the go.
Bell peppers have a water content of 93.9%. All colors of bell peppers have a very high water content. Green peppers have the highest water content, followed by red and yellow bell peppers. Bell peppers are also extremely high in antioxidants, which fight free radicals. Bell peppers can be eaten raw with hummus, added to a salad, or cooked in addition to other vegetables in a stir fry.
Cauliflower has a water content of 92.1%. They also are high in phytonutrients and vitamins that are known to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cancers. Cauliflower is delicious in both raw and cooked forms. You can dip cauliflower in ranch or hummus, roast a head of cauliflower.
Watermelon has a water content of 92%. A 1-cup (154-gram) serving contains over a half cup (118 ml) of water, in addition to some fiber and several important nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin A and magnesium. I don’t really have to tell you how to eat watermelon – just dive in! But if you want to get fancy you can add it to a salad, wrap it in prosciutto, add it to a ceviche or simply spice it up with lime, salt and chile powder.
With love and smiles,