It’s summertime and the scorching heat can make you dehydrated. It can cause various negative effects on your body and makes it hard to absorb the nutrients. “The primary way of dealing with dehydration is drinking plenty of clean water orally, but about 20 percent of our intake comes from foods, especially fruits, vegetables, drinks, and broths. Hydrating food not only corrects the water balance but also replaces essential salts and minerals,“ adds Manjari Chandra, therapeutic nutritionist.
Hydration is central to the most basic physiological functions of the body such as regulating BP and body temperature, blood circulation and digestion. It comes not just from sipping water but from a diet high in water. To rehydrate you should not just take care of what’s in your cup but also of what’s in your palate. So, when heat and humidity soar, try out these miraculous fruits that are high in H2O.
No surprise here! The word itself has ‘water’ in it. The pink fruit is made up of about 92% water and is very low in calories. It will keep you fluid intake up and is beneficial for weight-watchers too! Not just that, it is a rich source of lycopene which helps fight cancer cells. It has high fiber content which is good for digestion and gives a glowing skin and healthy hair.
Around a handful of strawberries have 91% water. Berries are powerhouses of antioxidants that are cardio protective, good for your eyes, skin, and nails and even help prevent inflammation and chronic illnesses. The strawberry infused water is one of the best drinks to regain energy after the workout.
These juicy fruits are delicious as well as healthy. It contains 88% of water. You can have peaches with or without the skin. Peeling the peach skin makes it less nutritious because it contains many vitamins. It improves skin health, digestion and can fight cardiovascular diseases.
You will be surprised to know that tomato is a fruit. Can you guess the water content in it? This awesome fruit is not just rich in nutrients but also is full of water. It is never out of stock and is readily available in our pantry. It promotes healthy vision, reduces hypertension and the risk of cancer, regulates BP and much more! With a water content of 94%, it is a must-have in your diet.
Orange is another fruit that is high in water. With 87% water, this juicy citrus fruit can be an extremely hydrating addition to your daily diet. Have it after a workout to replenish your energy. It is rich in limonoids, the phytochemical that helps to reduce the risk of cancer. They reduce cholesterol levels, improve heart functions, and enhance skin health.
This magical fruit( yes fruit!) contains the highest water content (96%) than any other fruits. A perfect summer refresher, it can be incorporated in a number of salads and smoothies. Cucumber infused water is also one of the healthiest detox drinks you can have. It boosts metabolism, improves brain health, enhances digestive functions and reduces dark circles.