You’re technically supposed to drink eight glasses of water every day, but since it can be inconvenient you may not follow it all the time. If you’re going to be out the whole day for example, you would have to lug two bottles of water around with you, which is a pain because water isn’t exactly light. If you do happen to go through the trouble of carrying it around, you’ll find yourself squirming every hour because you need to pee.
Instead, substitute some of your water with these fruits and vegetables that have a high water content. Easier to carry around and packing plenty of nutrients, they will quench your thirst effectively.
Cucumbers consist of more than 96 percent water, making them the food with the highest water content. They are the perfect way to remain hydrated throughout the day. You can have them plain, add them to a salad or eat them with yogurt.
Iceberg lettuce is not recommended for its nutritional benefits, but when it comes to water content, it’s hard to beat. Crispy iceberg lettuce has more than 95 percent water in it, followed by romaine lettuce, which has a lower water content but more nutrients and fibre.
In addition to having a high water content, celery also has plenty of fibre and nutrients. The water content in this vegetable makes it a natural remedy for heartburn and acidity while the fibre fills you up and curbs your appetite. The best part is that a single stick of celery has only six calories.
Right up there with celery and lettuce when it comes to water content, radishes have a spicy flavour that can perk up just about any salad. They also come packed with plenty of antioxidants, vitamins and potassium.