Having read the title you might have guessed what you are about to read shortly or you may be thinking this person doesn’t understand English as you drink your water and not eat it. Well to the latter group, I would like to inform you are correct language-wise, but this summer we are hoping to create a bigger hydrated picture.
With summer in bloom keeping yourself well-hydrated is mandatory to be able to relish the season or just pass it. Thankfully, it isn’t that difficult, you can drink your way to hydration sure but you may also rev up your water intake by eating fruits rich in water content.
Here goes the list:
Watermelon: We are starting with the obvious one. Summer and water are equivalent to watermelon. This juicy red fruit is almost 92% water, which makes it amazing to increase your water level, but also makes it almost fat-free. It has very fewer calories and along with it also provides you with good levels of Vitamin A and C, with others in lesser quantities. It also has lycopene (phytonutrient) which are antioxidant and removes free radicals which hint at them being heart-friendly also.
Strawberries: Who doesn’t really like this tangy sweet fruit, which can be consumed in so many ways. Although it is most famous as anti-aging thanks to the antioxidants, it also has almost 92% water content, like watermelon. So digging in a few of these will make your skin healthier by providing an exit to toxins through the high water content and antioxidants. It also has Vitamin C, folic acid, magnesium to name a few other benefits.
Grapefruit: Let’s start by listing its water content almost 91%. Isn’t that amazing, plus it also has Vitamin C, electrolytes, keeping you hydrated and well energized. It also has ample amounts of beta-carotene and lycopene and Vitamin A. Also for the weight watchers, it is good for weight loss programs.
Starfruit (Carambola): This star-shaped tangy fruit is also mostly water with about 91%. Thanks to the Vitamin C which it is full of it is considered good against cold and such infections. It also provides you with Vitamin B-6 and plenty of dietary fiber. Some also suggest they can help you cure that hangover from last night.
Cantaloupe: Belonging to the same family as watermelon, it packs a solid 90% water content. It is sweet in taste, high in potassium, Vitamin A and C also has beta-carotene, calcium, and folate as well.
Peaches: These ripe juicy peaches also have about 88% water in them, did you know. But eating them also provides you with zinc, copper, magnesium, potassium, manganese and some more.
Papaya: A common one eaten mostly because of its ability to help lose weight is also about 88% water. Among its benefits, it is good for diabetics, improves digestion and reduces inflammation. Thanks to Vitamin A, C, E, beta-carotene and all other nutrients that it provides.
Fruits any days are a good idea, whether you are looking for a light meal, or craving something sweet, or just looking for healthy. So this summer eat up your water.