Getting Water Without Drinking

Sometimes, you just can’t get to water. Maybe you’re little too busy to stop at a drinking fountain. Perhaps you don’t feel like packing a water bottle around with you. One thing is certain: even if you can’t drink, you need to get water into your system. Happily, you don’t have to.

According to research, somewhere on the order of 20% of the water we ingest comes through the food we eat. So, if you don’t feel thirsty, or don’t feel like lugging a water bottle around, you can eat your water. Almost all fruits and vegetables have fairly high water content. If you’re looking to increase your water intake, here are a few water-rich options:

  • Cucumbers
  • Watermelon
  • Grapefruit
  • Leafy greens (lettuce, cabbage, etc.)
  • Apples
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple
  • Oatmeal
  • Yogurt

Note: While most fruits and vegetables have water in them, there are a few that carry a relatively small amount. These include banana, potatoes, corn, avocadoes, dates, and raisins.


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