Drinking water is key for proper hydration, however, I thought it would be cool to explore how you can ‘eat’ your water. Easy… there are plenty of fruits and vegetables that consists of a high percentage of water. This article will highlight the few that I found to have 90% or more water inside of it and a few extra benefits of these fruits and vegetables.
- What does water do for your skin?;
- Foods that contain over 90% of water and extra benefits;
- A few combos to increase water intake;
What does water do for your skin?
Before I dive into which foods have which percentage, let me highlight what drinking water actually does for your skin since you typically only get about 20% from the food eat in a day. This article is not encouraging to stop drinking water overall but simply showing how you can eat your water so I have to express the benefits of drinking water as well.
- Controls calories
- Maintains the balance of your body fluids
- Tighter skin
- Keeps skin tone even
- Faster healing
- Energizes muscles
- Helps your kidneys
- Prevents acne
Foods that contain over 90% of water and extra benefits…
- 92% water
- Great for skin filled with vitamins A, B6 and C, keeping your skin, soft, smooth and supple
- Contains citruline, an amino acid, which helps dilate blood vessels pretty much like Viagra* and also lowers risk of heart attack
- Contains lycopene, an antioxidant, responsible for the bright red color- helps with prevention of sunburn
- Contains beta-cryptoxanthin which can help protect joints from inflammation
- Helps prevent risk of cancer
- Great for muscle growth due to its high levels of potassium, best used after a mean and sweaty workout!
- THE RIPER THE BETTER!
- 95% water
- Popular low calorie snack
- Celery extract may help prevent gout, rheumatic disorders, liver disease and urinary tract obstruction
- Celery seeds may be used to treat asthma, psoriasis, vomiting, bronchitis, fever
- High levels of antioxidants found in celery helps neutralize free radicals in your body helping to prevent disease development
- 93% water
- May lower UV damage to skin and reduces the risk of sunburn
- Revives dull skin
- Great source of vitamin c, potassium and fiber
- Seems to lower the oxidative stress, inflammation and tissue damage that diabetes may cause
- Lowers risk of cataracts
- Can help reduce weight loss
- Helps prevent gallstones
- 96% Water
- Promotes anti-wrinkling and anti-aging activities
- Contains Vitamin A, B1, B6, C and D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium
- Helps prevent dehydration essential for maintaining a healthy intestine
- Great for supporting bone health due to levels of Vitamin K, which also helps with blood clotting
- Contains high levels of cucurbitacin, a bitter tasting nutrient which stops cancer cells from reproducing
- 91% water
- Low in calories, high in nutrients- vitamin A, C, E, magnesium, potassium, calcium, folic acid and fiber
- May help prevent insulin resistance for those with diabetes
- May promote appetite control
- Can help reduce the risk of kidney stones
- Boosts your immune system protecting against cold or flu
- Can help reduce cellulite
- 90% water
- Low in carbs which consists of fibers and simple sugars
- Abundant in Vitamin C, Manganese, Folate(Vitamin B9), and Potassium
- High in antioxidants such as Pelargonidon, Ellagic Acid, Ellagitannins
- Helps reduce inflammation of the joints
Most of the fruits and vegetables listed contain similar nutrients as you can see which lead to them all having similar benefits. Due to the fact that their water percentages are so high, you can see how it benefits the skin. Water is a great source for keeping your skin nice and smooth. Experts suggest drinking between 2.7 to 3.7 liters of water included in any beverages or fruits/vegetables you eat. In addition to the benefits listed, eat these fruits to help bring out that radiant glow you’ve been dying for!
A Few Combos to Increase Water Intake by Eating
- Celery pairs great with peanut butter, hummus, almond butter and cheese
- Tomato chicken soup with carrots and celery
- Celery, Ginger and Lemon Juice- great immunity booster!
- Try a tropical fruit salad with watermelon, strawberries, mango, banana and pineapples
- Watermelon Yogurt Ice
- Chilly Dilly Cucumber Soup
- Arugula and Strawberry Salad
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