Despite popular belief, drinking a gallon of water a day is not the only way to stay hydrated. Although drinking a minimum of eight glasses every day is necessary to avoid dehydration, you can also ensure that you are getting enough water by adding H2O-rich foods to your diet. Are you ready to fill your fridge with thirst-quenching fruits and veggies?
Three foods that you can snack on to help keep you hydrated throughout the day are watermelon, cucumber, and tomato. Watermelons are just bursting with juicy goodness, with 93% of the fruit being water. Its unique combination of salts, minerals, & natural sugars that can help hydrate your body as adequately as a glass of water. With a water content of 96%, cucumbers have one of the highest water content of any solid food. The vegetable is incredibly effective at hydrating the skin & body, plus it is so versatile, you can quickly add it to smoothie, salads or just eat them on their own! Adding tomatoes to your diet can help you stay hydrated as well. The fruit, often mistaken for a vegetable, is full of vital vitamins & minerals including vitamins C & E. Tomatoes are also shockingly rich in antioxidants with a water content of 94%. Staying hydrated is so important, especially here in the Phoenix valley where summer temperatures can scorch & can easily dehydrate us!
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