Hydrate by drinking water, especially as temperatures rise. Water and water-containing drinks aren't the only ways to consume H20, and they have their own health benefits. Here are 20 hydrating summer foods.
Apples have a lot of water, as anyone who's tried to eat one in public knows. They have 3 grammes of fibre, 10% of daily vitamin C, and 50 calories.
One cup of bell peppers has three times the vitamin C of an orange. They're 90% water and contain antioxidants.
Broccoli adds hydration to a cookout platter because it's nearly 90% water. Eating broccoli raw preserves its fibre, iron, vitamins C and K.
Cantaloupe, another melon, is also water-packed. Cantaloupe is a refreshing snack when chilled.
Do you know how carrots look when they're dry and sad? They're 88 percent water. They're diet-friendly when added to a salad or dipped in hummus.
Celery is like green water sticks. Celery is 95% water, making it a healthier vehicle for dips, dressings, and spreads than carrots. Potassium and vitamin K are present.
Cottage cheese is the only type of cheese touted as a weight-loss food. Why? 80% water! Add strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or granola for a cool summer breakfast.
Cucumbers are 96% water, so they're already cucumber water. It's the most watery item. Enjoy!