The golden rule for maintaining good health is drinking eight glasses of water per day, which seems impossible to some people. But do you know that you can replace 20% of the daily intake of water with food, fruits and vegetables which contain 90% of water in their composition?
1. Celery leaves
Water consistency – 95.4%
Celery contains few calories. Its fiber and water help in control appetite. This vegetable also contains folates and vitamins A, C and K. Thanks to celery’s high water consistency, it neutralizes stomach acids.
Water consistency –96.7%
Cucumber is a vegetable which has the highest water consistency of all the vegetables. It is a great addition to salads and meals. If you want to increase cucumber’s hydration, mix it with fat-free yoghurt and mint.
Water consistency – 95.5%
Nutritionists often avoid lettuce in diets because of its poor nutrient value. But when it comes to water consistency, lettuce is the right choice for you. Consume it in a form of salad.
Water consistency – 94.5%
Tomatoes, combined with cheese, are a great choice of snack. Thanks to their high water consistency, tomatoes almost instantly hydrate the body.
Water consistency – 91.4%
Spinach is rich in fiber, folic acid, lutein and potassium. All these compounds act refreshing to the brain. Spinach also contains vitamin E – an antioxidant which plays a very important role in fighting free radicals. This is why you should always add spinach leaves to salads.
Water consistency – 90.7%
Broccoli has an abundance of fiber, potassium, vitamins A and C, and other ingredients that improve the body’s natural enzymes and get rid of harmful chemicals. This vegetable is often called detox-miracle.
7. Green peppers
Water consistency – 93.9%
Peppers are a great snack before dinner, or anytime of the day for that matter. They also have a high amount of water in their composition, which make them a great hydration food.
Water consistency – 92.1%
Besides the fact that cauliflower has an abundance of water, it also consists of vitamins and phytonutrients that have cholesterol-decreasing abilities. The best way to consume cauliflower is in salads or raw.
Water consistency – 90.5%
Grapefruit helps in lowering cholesterol. Research has shown that eating one grapefruit a day can lower bad cholesterol levels by 15%. This fruit also burns fat and regulates blood sugar levels.
10. Young carrots
Water consistency – 90.4%
Young carrots contain twice the amount of water than fully grown carrots. Nutritionists recommend eating young carrots during the day in order to reduce the need for unhealthy snacks.