I’ll be the first to admit that I am THE worst about drinking the amount of water I’m supposed to.
I try really really hard. I really do.
I’ll even make a batch of infused water and sip on that, but then I usually set my cup down and forget about it for a few hours. whoops.
I love to eat though,(who doesn’t) so when I figured out how much water is in certain fruits & veggies, I got pretttttty excited.
Because now I can just kill two birds with one stone.
H2O Increasing Fruits & Veggies
◊ Cucumbers- 96.7% water. These green wonders are perfect for hydration. I love them adding them to water with lemon, snacking on them with some greek yogurt & topping with raisins or strawberries, putting them in salads, dunking them in hummus, the list goes on.
◊ Celery- 95% water. Add some almond butter and raisins (remember “frogs on a log” when you were in Kindergarden??, add them to a salad. make some healthy homemade ranch dip, or just eat ’em plain.
◊ Radishes- 95% water. radishes are one of those foods that I personally think lack some flavor. I def have to add them into something else to eat them. Make a healthy Spring Colesaw with these little red balls to boost your water intake : Slice them up with shredded cabbage & carrots, sliced snow peas, parsley, and toss with flax & poppy seeds, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. YUM
◊ Spinach- 91% water. Spinach is basically a wonder-food because you can add it to almost anything and it tastes amaze- smoothies, green juices, salads, sandwiches, omelets, use it in place of a tortilla for a tuna salad roll-up, the list goes on.
◊ Strawberries- 91% water. Srawberries are my jam (no pun intended!). I love them in everything! Cocktails, salads, on top of cucumbers with a dollop of Greek yogurt, smoothies, plain, blended with almond milk to make a “nice” cream.. I can’t talk about these enough. Other berries to add into your daily diet are raspberries and blueberries. Both contain around 85% water, and blackberries are around 88%.
◊Starfruit- 91% water. I used to eat starfruit all.the.time when I was younger. My grandma would buy it and I would eat it like it was going out of style. It’s great in salads, by itself, or in cocktails.
◊Grapefruit- 91% water. Grapefruits are one of those fruits I have a love-hate relationship with. I love to add them to detox water, rosemary-grapefruit cocktails, but I could never eat them by themselves. If you’re the type of person who can, MAJOR props to you.
◊Cantaloupe- 90% water. I LOVE CANTALOUPE. No joke.
I could eat it all day everyday. Nuff said.
◊ Watemelon- 90% water. I love love love making watermelon juice, watermelon cocktails, or just shoveling an entire watermelon into my face.
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Basically, if you’re like me and have a huge issue with actually drinking a bottle of water, then eat your water instead. Obviously, just eating these fruits/veggies doesn’t actually replace the water you SHOULD be drinking, but this will help you along until you get into the habit of guzzling those 8 8oz glasses of h2o daily.
AND, I’m not a doctor (duh), so consult your doc before making any changes to your diet. mmmk??
Talk later! Arthur and I going on date night, and he hates when I take 07427342 hours to get ready. *instert tongue sticking out emoji here*