Slugging water isn’t the only way to stay hydrated!
You can get 20% to 25% of your daily water intake from food. A high percentage of fruits and vegetables weight comes from water AND they are packed with nutrition.
Cantaloupe: 90% of its weight is water yet this fruit contains 30 times more beta-carotene than oranges!
Eggplant: 92% water weight, it draws its color from plant pigments called anthocyanins, antioxidants that protect our cells!
Spinach: 92% water, can be eaten raw or cooked (look for some of my upcoming recipes) and is very rich in antioxidants. Great source of potassium, folate (any women planning on getting pregnant should eat lots!), and magnesium. Did you know all these nutrients also help keep blood pressure down.
Watermelon: 92% Water but super high in lycopene, a phytonutrient important for cardiovascular and bone health (all you 50’s and older folks). Lycopene may also help protect against some cancers.
Yellow Pepper: 92% water too plus 184mg of Vitamin C which is 307% of the Daily Value.