4 vegetables with high quantity of water that help to stay hydrated

4 vegetables with high quantity of water that help to stay hydrated
 

According to nutrition experts, we should drink 8 glasses of water a day (some experts recommend  even more). Sometimes this can be a very difficult task, but there is something you should know. Approximately 20 per cent of water we must consume can arrive with solid foods, especially fruits and vegetables. It is still very important to drink water, especially during summer, but you can make this task easier, by eating these products.

1. Cucumber

Water content: 96.7%

This summer vegetable contains the most water of all solid foods. It is perfect for salads or alone. Do you want to make it even better? Try to blend it it with low-fat yogurt, mint and ice cubes.

2. Iceberg lettuce

Water content: 95.6%

Nutritionally speaking, iceberg lettuce is not highly valued. Health experts often advise replacing them with darker greens, such as spinach, which contain much more fiber and various nutritional elements such as vitamin C and folic acid. However, when it comes to the amount of water, iceberg lettuce is great.

3. Celery

Water content: 95.4%

You have probably heard of the myth that celery has negative calories. However, just like all other foods, celery has calories, but only 6 calories per stem.Besides, fiber and water in celery helps to supress appetite.

This vegetable has a lot of nutrients. Celery contains folic acid, vitamins A, C and K. Partially due to high water content, celery neutralizes stomach acids and it is often recommended as a natural remedy for heartburn and gastric reflux.

4. Radishes

Water content: 95.3%

These babies do not only give a wonderful spicy-sweet flavor, but they are also full of antioxidants, such as catechins (also found in green tea). Because of its crunchy texture radishes are perfect to flavor healthy summery salad.

 

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