Hydrate Through Foods
Hydration isn’t only about drinks. As we mentioned previously in this challenge, 20% of your daily fluid intake likely comes from the foods you eat, while the other 80% comes from water and other liquids. If you’re strategic about the foods you eat, however, you can increase your hydration at snack and mealtimes.
Delicious fruits and vegetables often contain high amounts of water. Plus, they’re loaded with tons of vitamins and minerals we need to stay healthy. Incorporate more of these foods into your diet today:
Lettuce — Water content: 96%
Cucumber — Water content: 95%
Tomatoes — Water content: 94%
Watermelon — Water content: 92%
Strawberries — Water content: 91%
Cantaloupe — Water content: 90%
Oranges — Water content: 88%
Want to check off multiple boxes in one meal? Build yourself a fresh salad full of lettuce, cucumbers, strawberries, oranges, and any other toppings you love. You’ll get extra hydration from a variety of tasty food sources.
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