Quench Your Thirst with High Water Content Produce
Watermelon contains about 92 percent water. Therefore, it does make sense to consume it on hot summer days. However, this is not the only food that can quench your thirst.
High-Water Content Produce
The vegetables with the highest levels of water (95 percent) include celery, cucumbers, lettuce, zucchini and radishes. Other veggies that have about 90 percent water in them include broccoli, eggplant, cabbage, spinach, peppers, tomatoes and cauliflower.
Other fruits that have a water content of at least 92 percent besides watermelon include strawberries. Grapefruit, peaches, pineapples, oranges, cantaloupes, blueberries, raspberries and plums have at least 85 percent water in them.
All these foods in addition to drinking water can keep you hydrated. Replenishing your body’s natural water supply has many advantages.
Benefits of Staying Hydrated
One of the most important advantages of eating food with a high content of water in them is that they provide a feeling of fullness. This all happens without consuming too many calories. Research evidence published by the University of Aberdeen Medical School says fruits and veggies can be better than water after exercise. After all, you need more than just liquid in your body.
Nutrients in Fruits and Vegetables
Watermelon for one has vitamins A, B6 and C in it. It also contains lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. If your body needs replenishment, the potassium in it also is beneficial. At the same time, it is a low-fat and low-calorie food.
Most other fruits and vegetables also contain the natural amino acids and vitamins needed after physical activity. They also provide a healthier form of sugar needed in moderation to give you energy. These foods also provide you with sources of carbohydrates that are easier to digest.
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