Tired of drinking? Eat your water instead

It’s summertime and the weather is beginning to heat up. People carrying around water bottles to stay hydrated in the heat, becomes the norm around this time of the year. But what if you could ditch the water bottle, and eat your water instead?

The average person is recommended to drink about two liters of water (eight 8 ounce glasses) of water a day, and if you are active on a warm summer day, your water needs can increase dramatically. Food already accounts for 20% of our water intake; however a serving of these fruits and vegetables makes it possible to slice your daily  requirement in half.

Broccoli – 92% water

Tomato – 94% water

Pear – 84% water

Cucumber – 96.7% water

Iceberg Lettuce – 95.6% water

Celery – 95.4% water

Green Peppers – 93.9% water

Watermelon – 91.5% water

Strawberries – 91.0% water

Baby Carrots – 90.4% water

Your body is made up of almost 60% water. Bodily fluids contribute to bodily functions like digestion, circulation, and maintenance of body temperature. Since these processes are vital to our health, it is important to get your full two liters of water every day. Eating the recommended three to four cups of fruit/vegetables a day can help fulfill the requirements. Juicing is also a great way to get in your daily dose of water.

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