Snack on these fruits and vegetables to stay hydrated.
Ladies, if you’ve been trying to drink more water during the day but are still struggling to make a dent in your water bottle, here’s another creative way to boost your water intake and improve your overall health: By eating your H2O!
As you’ll soon see below, there are many delicious “water-rich” fruit and vegetables that can help you stay hydrated and are also loaded with important nutrients like Vitamin C for healthy skin. On top of that, here are a few more benefits to drinking water and adding “water-rich” foods to your diet:
• Upping your water intake can help improve digestion, prevent water retention, and prevent belly bloat.
• A report in Nutrition Reviews showed that drinking water can help boost brain power, concentration, alertness, improve mood, and prevent fatigue.
• Studies show that upping water intake can help improve metabolism, burn body fat, promote weight loss, and promote better weight management.
• Drinking water can help flush toxins from our bodies and promote better kidney function.
Now we’ve all heard time and time again that it’s important to stay hydrated for our overall health, and before we get to the list of “12 Hydrating Foods,” I also wanted to share something very important (and very unfortunate) with you regarding what the research shows, which is that: The vast majority of adults in the U.S. do not drink enough water each day. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average U.S. adult only drinks a measly 39 ounces per day, which is significantly less than the daily recommendation.
So ladies, unless you are taking the time to pay close attention to how much water you are drinking each day, chances are high that you’re probably not drinking enough. And that’s why it’s wise to use simple strategies like carrying around a water bottle to help you keep track of how much water you are drinking during the day. Also, according to the Institute of Medicine, about one-fifth of our water consumption comes from the foods that we eat during the day (namely fruits and veggies), so eating more foods with a high water content is another great way to help you stay hydrated.
So to wrap things up, if you’re looking for another way to boost your water intake, check out my infographic below for some of the most hydrating foods that you should look out for on your next grocery store run. All of these Hydrating Foods can be easily spotted in your local produce aisle, so feel free to throw them in your shopping cart. Plus, as a BONUS, I added 4 more Hydrating Foods (on top of the 12 original) for you to enjoy and snack on to help boost your hydration and improve your overall health!
Thanks for stopping by ladies, and I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post as much as I enjoyed sharing it.