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September 1, 2012

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Water is an important nutrient that you need to replenish on a daily basis. We lose water through perspiration, aspiration and respiration. Every cell in the body needs water to properly function. Dehydration can cause fatigue, headaches, dizziness, and sluggishness. Therefore it’s important to properly hydrate throughout the day. But if you forget to bring a water bottle to sip on, munch on some hydrating foods. They contribute to your water intake and fill you up keeping you feeling satiated so you don’t snack on extra calories. Foods with high water content provide the body with the added of fiber, electrolytes and vitamins. Fruit and vegetables are loaded with water so keep so me of these close at hand to snack on to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.
















vegetables to hydrate the body, vegetables are hydrating foods

Vegetables

Cucumbers- 96% water content

Nutrients: Calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, vitamin C, fiber

 

Romaine & Iceberg Lettuce- 96% water content

Nutrients: Folate, vitamin C, fiber, beta-carotene

 

Zucchini- 95% water content

Nutrients: folate, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C

 

Radishes- 95% water content

Nutrients: riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, copper, manganese, fiber, vitamin C, folate, potassium

 

Celery- 95% water content

Nutrients: sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc

 

Tomato- 94% water content

Nutrients: vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, potassium, manganese, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, copper, vitamin B3, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin B1, phosphorus, choline, iron

 

Cabbage- 93% water content

Nutrients: vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, folate, fiber, manganese, potassium, calcium

 

Bell Peppers-92% water content

Nutrients: vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B6, beta-carotene, folic acid

 

Cauliflower- 92% water content

Nutrients: vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, choline, vitamin B6, potassium, fiber, manganese, vitamin B5, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B2, vitamin B1, vitamin B3, iron

 

Eggplant-92% water content

Nutrients: fiber, manganese, potassium, folate, vitamin K, copper, vitamin B6, vitamin C, magnesium, vitamin B3

 

Spinach-92% water content

Nutrients: vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin E, fiber, copper, vitamin B1, phosphorus, zinc, choline, vitamin B3, selenium

 

Broccoli-91% water content

Nutrients: vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, manganese, fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, phosphorus, vitamin B5, magnesium, calcium, choline, vitamin B1, iron, vitamin E, selenium, vitamin B3

fruits to hydrate the body, fruits are hydrating foods

Fruit

 

Strawberries-92% water content

Nutrients: vitamin C, folate, potassium, manganese, vitamin K

 

Watermelon-92% water content

Nutrients: vitamin C, lycopene, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium

 

Cataloupe-90% water content

Nutrients: vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin B3, fiber, vitamin K, magnesium, vitamin B1

 

Grapefruit-91% water content

Nutrients: fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B5, vitamin B1

 

Peach-88% water content

Nutrients: fiber, vitamin A, niacin, potassium, vitamin C

 

Orange-87% water content

Nutrients: thiamin, folate, potassium, vitamin C, fiber

 

Raspberries-87% water content

Nutrients: vitamin C, manganese, fiber, vitamin K, magnesium, folate, copper, vitamin E, potassium

 

Cranberries-87% water content

Nutrients: vitamin C, fiber, manganese, vitamin K, vitamin E

 

Pineapples-87% water content

Nutrients: vitamin C, manganese, fiber, vitamin B6, copper, vitamin B1, folate

 

Plum-85% water content

Nutrients: vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, fiber, potassium

 

Pear-84% water content

Nutrients: fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, beta-carotene, potassium