Drinking water is so healthy for so many reasons. On average, the human body is made up of 65% water. Water can help boost your metabolism, help you lose weight, improve your immune system, and more – it’s what keeps you alive.
Here are 8 water-rich foods to keep you hydrated and healthy this summer:
While watermelons are made up of mostly water and natural sugar, they also provide you with lycopene and vitamin C. Watermelon is great to snack on alone, add into a salad, or blend into a smoothie on a hot summer day.
Cucumbers are made up of 96% water, which makes them great for hydration and keeping cool in warmer weather. Cucumbers are also packed with vitamins including B vitamins, vitamin K, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, and magnesium. Cucumbers are great to eat alone, with hummus or dip, or add into a salad.
Strawberries are a refreshing sweet treat that is filled with vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and dietary fiber. Strawberries are great to eat alone, add into a summer salad or berry salad, mix into a smoothie, or enjoy with oatmeal or granola.
Made up of 95% water, this summer snack is the perfect option to keep you hydrated. Eat it by itself, with almond butter and raisins, or dip it in hummus. Celery is also great to add to soup or salad.
Grapes are a low calorie, a powerful antioxidant that also provides you with dietary fiber and natural sugars. Grapes are the perfect summertime snack not only because they can help keep you hydrated, but also because of their nutritional value.
Pears are made up of about 84% water, making them a juicy and hydrating option. Pears are great because they are packed with vitamin C and they also help improve your immune system. They can also help with weight loss. You can eat a pair solo or add it into a salad, or smoothie.
Kiwis have so many amazing health benefits. They provide you with 107% of your daily value of vitamin C, as well as provide you with dietary fiber, and vitamin E. Make sure to eat the kiwi skin to get all of the nutritional value that this small juicy fruit provides.
Made up of about 85% of water, apples are a nutritious and hydrating fruit that can be eaten at any time of the day. They are filled with dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, magnesium, iron, vitamin A, and calcium. You can eat them for breakfast by themselves or by adding them to your yogurt, smoothie, oatmeal, or cereal. Apples serve as a great addition to a summer salad and pair well with pork dishes.
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