The golden rule for maintaining good health is drinking 8 glasses of water per day, which seems impossible to some people. Some of you may know and some of you may not know but 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 controlling appetite. This vegetable also contains folate 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 highest water consistency of all vegetables. It is great as an addition in 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 – antioxidant which plays very important role when it comes to fighting free radicals. This is why you should always add spinach leaves into the salads.
Water consistency – 90.7%
Broccoli has abundance of fiber, potassium, vitamins A and C and ingredient which improves body’s natural enzymes and gets rid of harmful chemicals. This vegetable is often called detox-miracle.
7. Green peppers
Water consistency – 93.9%
Peppers are great snack before dinner or any time of the day for that matter. They also have high amount of water in their composition, which make them great hydration tool.
Water consistency – 92.1%
Besides the fact cauliflower has abundance of water, it also consists vitamins and fitonutrientes, which have cholesterol-decreasing abilities. The best way to consume cauliflower is in salads or raw.
Water consistency – 90.5%
Grapefruit helps in lowering cholesterol. Researches have 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 as much amount of water than fully grown carrots. Nutritionists recommend to eat young carrots during the day in order to reduce the need for unhealthy snacks.