Something we all can agree on is that water is important. Sounds simple right? Think about it, the world is basically covered in it all over, so don't you think it would be a good idea to consider how much water we're putting in our bodies? Better yet, how LITTLE water we are?
With that in mind, there are many people who has a huge issue with drinking water so much so that there has been many substitutions and flavored water solutions that it can be overwhelming to keep track of if you're the type who wants to keep up with the latest trends, but I say, let's get back to the basics. In addition to carrying your newly neon colored shaker bottled filled with water around the gym, there are foods that you should incorporate into your diet to increase your water intake, and make sure your session never dries up. Here are our top ten foods that are full of good ol' H2Oa, and don't forget to let us know what foods you can commit to to keep you hydrated for that extra push.
Pomegranates are one of the hidden gems of the world with their water filled sweets seed filling it's way into our list. They are filled with antioxidants that provides a long list of health benefits. "The unique combination of elements in pomegranates increases the protective abilities of sunscreens, which can help prevent sun damage." - www.healthline.com. So not only will it give you the hydration you need, but it'll also help protect you against sun damage? Mind blown! So for your next breakfast break, be sure to add some pomegranates to your meal as a great start to your day.
Cucumbers are mostly made up of water, so only is this a great crunchy snack, but it's also another main source or water. No cucumbers aren't only to be used to cover your eyes while taking a relaxing mud bath at the day spa, but let's save a couple of slices so you can replenish all of the water you've just lost from your intense workout. However one good tip to remember is to not peel the outer skin of the cucumber because of it being an awesome source of Vitamin A, C, and folic acid.
Crunchy celery is 96 percent water. With that kind of percentage, no wonder why celery is on the list. "It also provides a combination of mineral salts, amino acids and vitamins that research shows may hydrate your body twice as effectively as a glass of water." --www.shape.com. It's said that we are supposed to on average 8 cups of water a day, but we've found that so many adults have an issue reaching that "untouchable" goal. So when you find yourself running a little bit short on your goal, have some refreshing celery and peanut butter as a quick snack to boost your energy and give you the water source you need.
Grapes in all forms have some very beneficial qualities to them that would help ensure that your body is function at it's tip top shape. These sweet little cuties are jammed with natural sugars to give you energy, but it's also a huge water source. "Grapes also contain vitamins B and A, and they are high in water content. A cup of grapes contains over 121 g of water", says www.medicalnewstoday.com, which is equivalent to roughly 4.3 ounces of water.
Now you knew this delicious summer treat has to be on the list. Come on! Water is ACTUALLY in the name, however, watermelon is a great source of potassium which is great at keeping track of the water balance in your body. "Watermelon juice is made up of 92 percent water, which makes it an ideal fruit to eat when you are ill and at an increased risk of becoming dehydrated." --www.gastrolyte.com