We’re all about hydration here at Water-to-Go. We pride ourselves on making it easy for you to get access to safe water no matter where you are but, we often forget that 20-30% of the water we consume comes from our food!
So as well as using our filtered water bottles to wet your whistle, we’ve compiled a list of the best foods to help keep you hydrated:
Cucumber has the highest water content (96.7%) of any food! Great way to keep your hydration levels topped up by adding to a salad or a sandwich!
It may not hold as much fibre and Vitamin K as other lettuce can offer, but Iceberg Lettuce is waves ahead of the rest in water content (95.6%).
Seen as a bit of food exercise (as you burn more calories than you consume when eating) celery is made up primarily of water (95.4%). Don’t write it off too quickly though. As well as hydration benefits, celery also contains Vitamins A, C & K and is a natural remedy for heartburn!
Not only bursting with water (95.3%) but radishes are rich in antioxidants like catechin which do wonders for your health!
Often mistaken as a vegetable, but there’s no mistaking their water content (94.5%). Green Peppers: All peppers have a high water content but green peppers (93.7%) are leaders of the gang when it comes to hydration. They also carry just as much antioxidants as other varieties!
It may look dry but in addition to containing lots of water (92.1%), Cauliflower is flourishing with vitamins and phytonutrients. Studies have shown they can lower cholesterol and help to fight cancer.
The clue’s in the name! But as well as being high in water (91.5%), this type of melon is over flowing with the antioxidant lycopene, which has been proven to help fight cancer!
Our old friend Popeye set a good example when it came to spinach. It may not give you super-human strength but spinach is rich in lutein, potassium, fiber, and folate! It’s also great for hydration with a water content of 91.4%.
Star Fruit (Carambola):
Not only is it one of the prettiest fruits around but as rich in water (91.4%) as it is in antioxidants! People with kidney problems should stay clear of this fruit due to the high content of oxalic acid!
No berry is better for hydration than strawberries. Juicy, delicious and bursting with water (91.01%).
Filled with fiber, potassium, vitamin A & C it’s also jam packed full of water (90.7%). Broccoli is the veggie of choice to keep you healthy and hydrated!
As well as having a high water content (90.5%), grapefruit is supposed be an excellent way to lower your cholesterol. Some studies have shown that it even helps facilitate weight loss!
You’d think that if carrots are carry a lot of water then the bigger the better, right?! Apparently size isn’t everything when it comes to water content. Baby carrots boast a water content of 90.4% where their parents (regular carrots), have around 88.3%.
The second highest water content in melon goes to the cantaloupe (90.2%). Low in calories and delivers your daily intake of vitamins A & C in one hit! A great way to start the day!
Healthy Water, Healthy Body!