Eat Your Water – 7 Water-Rich Fruits That Help Stay Hydrated
You know that about two-thirds of our body is made up of water. It is the main constituent of cells, tissues and organs. It is vital for proper functioning of our body! It is said that we are supposed to drink 8-10 glasses of water per day. It may seem daunting and not feasible on some days. So here’s the deal, you don’t have to drink all that water. You can eat your water too.
Lots of fruits and vegetables are also a great source of water. In fact, around a 20% of our daily fluid intake comes from the foods that we eat.
In this post, I am sharing some water-rich fruits that help stay hydrated.
Water Content: 92% water
One cup (150 gms) of watermelon contains over half a cup (115ml) of water. It also has fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, antioxidants like lycopene. It is quite low in calories, providing only 46 calories per cup.
You can add watermelon to your diet by consuming it as a refreshing snack or side dish or a salad. I like to keep a water pitcher in the fridge with watermelon cubes in it.
Water Content: 91%
Strawberries have a high water content, making them a very hydrating fruit. Strawberries also provide lots of fiber, antioxidants and vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, folate and manganese.
I love strawberry smoothies or adding it to the yogurt. And you may also add them in sandwiches and wraps.
Water Content: 90%
This super fruit is super hydrating and extremely nutritious! It is also a high source of potassium. Getting an adequate amount of potassium is essential in hydration, especially for athletes or those do intensive labour, as it helps to maintain fluid-balance, muscle function, and bone strength.
You can consume cantaloupe plain or add it to salads, smoothies and yogurt.
Peaches are a very nutrient-dense and hydrating fruit. They also provide fiber and several important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, B vitamins and potassium.
It is simple to add peaches to your diet. You may have it as a side dish during breakfast or make smoothies and salads with it.
Water Content: 88%
Oranges are incredibly healthy and may provide a number of health benefits.
There is almost a half cup (118 ml) of water in one orange, along with fiber and several nutrients like vitamin C and potassium, which boosts immune function and heart health. and also helps the body to absorb iron from the meals you eat.
A glass of orange juice is the best or you may just peel it and eat it.
Water Content: 85%
Apples are made up of 85% water, so it’s no wonder that an apple a day helps to keep the doctor away. Apples are low in calories, and a source of vitamins, fiber and antioxidants.
Tip: Cut an apple into slices and enjoy as a snack or stew it with a dash of cinnamon and pour over porridge for a warm delicious breakfast.
Water Content: 95%
Coconut water is a super healthy beverage that will keep you hydrated.
Not only does it have a very high water content, it’s also rich in electrolytes, including potassium, sodium and chloride
Drinking coconut water anytime is good for health.
It’s still important to drink plenty of water—especially in the summertime, but you can also quench your thirst with these 7 hugely hydrating fruits.
Do you like to eat your water?
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