As we are all constantly reminded, being hydrated is extremely important and so beneficial to our bodies. Whilst we might aim to drink eight glasses of water a day, it can be hard to remember to continue drinking throughout the day, and irritating to keep having to nip to the bathroom. Recent research has revealed that it could be more beneficial to eat your water.
Consuming foods which have high water content enable our bodies to remain hydrated for longer.
Plant foods are high in water content (and lots of other nourishing ingredients), so whip up some summer salads, smoothies and soups containing our top eight foods that allow you to eat your water.
Seasonal, low cost, 96% water content, high in vitamin C, K and B, and containing copper, potassium and manganese; what’s not to love!? Make a refreshing cucumber soup, toss some in a salad, or eat with humus for a quick and easy snack.
Tomatoes are affordable and so versatile! With cancer-fighting properties, ingredients to improve heart health, vitamin C and E, potassium and 94% water content, tomatoes offer so many benefits for your body and are great in so many dishes.
Dubbed the “Better Body Fruit” grapefruit is mostly known for aiding weight-loss; but there are many more benefits associated with eating Grapefruit. With 91% water content, a portion of grape fruit goes a long way in keeping your body hydrated, and it has a high-level of the antioxidant Lycopene.
A palm sized portion of melon has hydrating benefits and supports your immune system. It’s high in vitamin A and C and is 90% water content. Cantaloupe melon makes a delicious dessert, perfect for your sweet tooth and making it even easier to eat your water.
Not the most obvious of hydrating foods, Broccoli is made up of 91% water, and has the added benefits of being high in vitamin C, iron and fibre, amongst loads of other vital vitamins.
Often under-appreciated, radishes have 95% water content and are a great ingredient to add some powerful flavour to your dishes. Great in salads and sandwiches, Radishes are full of nourishing nutrients and keep you hydrated all day long.
Oranges & Lemons
Mostly known for being high in vitamin C, oranges have 87% water content and make a hydrating and tasty snack. Whilst lemons have between 85-90% water content, acts as a natural energy booster and can aid in preventing anxiety and depression.
Superfood Spinach is full of Nutrients; including vitamins A and C, Iron, fibre and even protein. Spinach is really accessible, but what you might not expect is that Spinach has 92% water content, so will help to keep you to keep your body hydrated all year round.