Now that you might be a little more aware that you need more water in your diet, I have some good news. There are some foods that are very hydrating. Adding them to your diet may help to replace one glass of water. At the very least replace a salty food with one of these and things will improve.
All of the items that I will suggest here are said to be at least 90% water by weight. It should be simple to toss a few of them in and avoid some foods that are not so hydrating. Here we go.
- Cantaloupe – a 6 ounce serving is only 50 calories. It is hydrating and tasty.
- Grapefruit – it is really a super fruit. It can help with lowering cholesterol. It goes great grilled and in a salad. It is also a nice addition to salsa. (Actually, many hydrating foods can be combined into a great salsa to serve over meat.
- Star fruit- I love this fruit and not many people are familiar with it. It is a fun little surprise and conversation piece.
- Lettuce and spinach combination is a good thing. Lettuce has more water content and spinach has more nutrients. Together they can make a bed for a very hydrating salad. If you have never mixed the two now is the time to try it.
- Watermelon, I mean look at the name.
- This is one that may not have seemed so obvious. Uncooked broccoli has a high water content. It certainly belongs on any “crunchy” water plate you might add to the table.
- Baby carrots are mostly water. They have not grown to have much more and they are packaged with water.
- Green peppers are another tasty option.
Hospital visits that include problems with dehydration are staggering. Drink more water. Eat more hydrating foods.