Tired of drinking? Eat your water instead

Dr. Angela Seabright
Michael Lewis II

| 2 min read

Hydrating foods
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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