Don’t like to drink water? Then eat it!

3 Sep

As a nutrition professional working in clinical nutrition, I am constantly counseling my clients to stay hydrated.  Hydration is critical for good health.  I encourage all of my clients to drink healthy fluids all day, most importantly, water.  And I hear many people say that they just don’t like to drink water.  Oh, they will say they know that they need to drink more water, they just don’t like it.  Now this is a dilemma.  And a possible barrier to optimum health.

Good news though!  For folks that do not like to drink water, I say “Fine-then eat it!”.  No, I don’t mean frozen drinks or ice.  Hydration can come in many forms.  The “8 glass” rule really doesn’t mean you have to drink that much fluid to stay properly hydrated.  The food in a properly balanced diet can contribute to daily fluid needs of the body.  Food contains water.  Some more than others.

Try these hydrating foods to increase your hydration if you do not like to drink water.  When your body is properly hydrated, your skin looks radiant, has wonderful elasticity, and increases energy.  It can also reduce painful infections such at a UTI, or urinary tract infection.  Eat these to keep those pipes clean!

  • watermelon
  • grapefruit
  • tomato
  • ice burg lettuce
  • blueberries
  • orange
  • pineapple
  • celery
  • cucumbers
  • grapes
  • cabbage
  • sweet peppers
  • Zucchini

Add these foods to your daily diet, and you will be increasing your hydration.  Our body has a high water content, and taking water in is important for good cell function. for keeping the systems all running properly.  Of course you need to keep drinking healthy fluids as well, but eating some of these foods daily can help you achieve better hydration!  It is a small change that can have a positive impact on your health quickly!    Eat up!

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