The Hydrating Fruits You Want on Your Daily Menu
By Brandi Goodman
Staying hydrated is essential to your well-being. It can be hard for people to get their full daily water intake, though. Don't forget that a glass of water isn't the only thing that can keep you hydrated. Plenty of hydrating fruits should be on your daily menu to help you achieve your goal.
With water in the name, it's no surprise that this fruit makes the list. Most watermelon options are around 92 percent water. Eat one cup of the pinkish-red fruit and you'll essentially get a half-cup of water. You'll also get antioxidants, fiber, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A.
Peaches have roughly 89 percent water content. Stay away from the canned versions soaked in syrup. They have far too much sugar. Eat a peach found in the produce aisle and you'll be getting hydrated, gaining vitamins, and filling your belly all with a low-calorie food option.
Strawberries don't always look the greatest when you search your local store. When you do find a good container of them, though, they can be quite beneficial for your body. Strawberries are 91 percent water and offer fiber, antioxidants, folate, and more. If you do grab a less than stellar-looking container, you can use them in smoothies instead of eating them whole.
Eat an orange and you get about a half-cup of water. Oranges are well-known for their Vitamin C and immune-boosting properties. There are large oranges and some small versions perfect for children. They make a great snack.
Though many still think of the tomato as a vegetable, it's technically defined as a fruit. Either way, the red food offers an impressive 94 percent water content. You'll want it on your regular menu no matter how you classify it. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and lycopene are just a few of the additional benefits the food brings to your body.
With 88 percent water content, the grapefruit is another hydrating option. It has similar benefits to an orange due to the Vitamin C and immune-boosting properties it possesses. Many people have adopted a grapefruit breakfast because it is said to boost weight loss.
These are just a few of the hydrating fruits you want on your daily menu. Plenty of other fruits and vegetables offer hydrating qualities that make them more worthwhile than you may have realized. Add them to your shopping list and enjoy.
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