Foods for a Hydrated Diet

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When you think of “hydration”, we have no doubt that you automatically think of water, and how much you should be drinking per day (as do we!).  However, did you know that there are several other ways to incorporate water into your diet, like with what you eat?  Join us today, as we cover some of the foods in your daily diet that have the most water content, and ones that you should be eating regularly for a super-hydrated diet!

You can begin to imagine that the foods with the highest water content are your fruits and vegetables, and you would not be wrong.  Statistically speaking, fruits and vegetables can be comprised of up to 95% water, which means that now your favorite afternoon snack can work wonders to keep you hydrated throughout the day.

On the top of the list for fruits, we have watermelon (who would’ve thought?) and strawberries.  Both of these fruits have a water content of about 92% per volume.  However, these are not the only ones that you can hydrated by just eating!  Grapefruit, cantaloupe, and peaches all have water content around 88%.  For busy parents, introducing fruit into your child’s diet can help immensely in keeping them hydrated, and for overall health!

On the other side of the spectrum, we have plenty of vegetables that all have a very high water content per volume.  Most notably is lettuce and cucumber, as they both pull in with a rating of 96% water content per volume.  Being two easy stables of a salad, you can see how hydrating a salad can be.  In addition to this, cauliflower, eggplant, red cabbage, and spinach all have a rating of 92%.  With all of this information, you can make a salad that is sure to keep you hydrated throughout the whole day!

Eat a very hydrating diet is essential for keeping healthy throughout the day, but it does not replace the immediate benefits of drinking all natural spring water.  To see for yourself what a difference spring water can make in your life and hydration efforts, give us a call today!

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