Sometimes there are days that you are just tired of gulping down ounce after ounce of water. It can be the lack of taste, always rushing to the restroom, or simply you just don't want to drink anymore water.
We can relate, so we dug up some research on alternatives to drinking water while still getting your hydration intake. These are the 5 top hydrating foods we found!
This one is a," well duh," food on the list. It literally has water in the name! Not only is water in the name, but it also makes up 91.5% of it! However, did you know that watermelon also has other rich nutrients such as lycopene, which is a cancer-fighting antioxidant found in red fruits and vegetables!
Where I come from, you can’t have a bowl of watermelon without having a bowl of cantaloupe nearby. So, naturally, it had to come next on the list! Cantaloupe is comprised of 90.2% water and it is DELICIOUS!! Thinking about that juicy fruit is making my mouth water as I type!
Not only does cantaloupe contain a lot of water, but a quarter of a melon actually provides you with 100% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin A and C.
- Baby Carrots
Not to be confused with actual carrots, baby carrots are number 3 on our list! These bite sized snacks are perfect for easy hydration munching. They pack a solid 90.4% water content and are great for quick, on-the-go eating!
That’s right! Those little trees that most of us despised growing up are actually one of the best foods you can eat in order to get your hydration in. With it being 90.7% water, you’re sure to gain great amounts of hydration from it!
Not only is broccoli hydrating, it also contains a wide variety of nutrients that your body needs for a healthy lifestyle: fiber, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and sulforaphane (boosts the body’s protective enzymes and actually aids in flushing the body of cancer-causing cells.
This veggie is basically a green solid form of water because that is what a whopping 95.4% of it is!! With only 6 calories per stalk, it is a very easy way to get your hydration while also keeping your calorie count down. Want to know what’s even better? With it’s high water and fiber levels, celery can actually curb your appetite and help you in your weight loss journey!