Wellness Wednesdays: Foods that hydrate too

In last week’s Wellness Wednesday post we discussed the importance of water and yesterday, on How To Tuesday, we showed you how to calculate how much water you need to drink per day. Today, we feature some foods that you can eat with high water content that will help you stay hydrated.

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Cucumber (96% water)

This vegetable has the highest water content of any solid food and is also a source of Vitamin C and caffeic acid which will help to soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling.

Celery (95 % water)

This one is well-known as a diet food as, like all foods that are high in water, celery has very few calories (6 calories per stalk). Celery also contains folate and vitamins A, C and K and is often recommended as a naural remedy for heartburn and acid reflux.

Tomatoes (95% water)

Not only are tomatoes 95% water, they are also high in Vitamin C and will give you 7% of the daily recommended amount of fibre.

Lettuce (94% water)

Most lettuces contains 94% water. 

Peppers (94% water)

They are also high in antioxidants, vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B6, beta carotene, and folic acid.

Cauliflower (92% water)

Also, proven to help lower cholesterol.

Watermelon (91% water)

Salts, minerals and natural sugars in some fruits and vegetables can actually hydrate people more effectively than water or even sports drinks. Watermelon is on top of the list, thanks to its 92 percent water content and essential rehydration salts calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium.

Spinach (92% water)

Lettuce might have a higher water content but spinach has some added nutritional value; rich in potassium, fibre, brain-boosting folate and one cup of raw spinach will provide you with 15% of the recommended daily requirement of vitamin E which is an important antioxidant.

Strawberries (91% water)

All berries have a high water content but strawberries have the highest. Raspberries and blueberries are 85% water.

Broccoli (90% water)

Plus, an impressive nutritional profile with lots of fibre, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C.

Grapefruit (91% water)

The chemical properties of grapefruit help lower insulin levels and help control appetite, which can lead to weight loss.

Baby Carrots (90% water)

Baby carrots contain more water than full-size carrots which are about 88% water.

Oranges (87% water)

Also, packed with more than 100% of your daily vitamin C requirement!

I am sure we have left many off the list! Comment below and let us know which?

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