Please remember to stay hydrated in the summer heat.
Eat Your Hydration With These Top Water-Rich Foods
By: Pierrette Mulumba
While we know we are supposed to keep hydrated and drink lots of water, is it possible that we can we eat it too? There is a general rule of thumb that we’re supposed to generally consume eight glasses of water per day, and falling short of this suggested amount can lead to dehydration, which comes with its own set of health complications which include fatigue, headaches and – in severe cases – organ failure.That being said, some of us may find it difficult to drink eight glasses of water a day, in order to meet our hydration needs. However, as opposed to drinking water straight from the glass, a recommendation from the Institute of Medicines suggests that our daily water intake can come from certain foods.
Read on to discover which foods you can enjoy next time you’re feeling thirsty.
At 97%, cucumber has the highest water content out of any food – they’re also incredibly healthy. Aside from their high water content, cucumbers also contain vitamin K, vitamin B6, potassium and magnesium. So if you’re looking to quench your thirst, add cucumbers to your stir-fries or enjoying
a chilled cucumber soup.
With a high water content (95%), celery almost contains no calories as well as a range of important nutrients. Celery contains folate, which is an important nutrient that helps to prevent birth defects, as well as fibre and vitamins A, K and potassium. Studies have highlighted how vitamin K can protect against heart disease. Celery can be enjoyed raw or cooked and you can add to soups, salads or dips.
These root vegetables contain water content of 95% and aside from their bright colour and spicy-sweet taste; they’re bursting with both antioxidants and nutrients. Radishes contain catechins (an antioxidant also found in green tea) as well as plenty of fibre (which helps support a healthy digestive system) and vitamin C. Radishes can be added to your salads and coleslaws…..
Source: Longevity Live