Nutritionist, by extension, health professionals will agree with the importance of consuming hydrating food, for the body needs water for its various processes.
On this note, eating foods with more water content is a deal. In this regard, recommended sources of such food include cucumber, tomatoes and pineapples.
Others are lettuce, spinach, cabbages, grape fruits, strawberries among others.
Water, as much as it is useful in smoothening bodily process, it also enhances flushing out of waste and toxic product.
However, most of the hydrating foods are vegetables and fruits. Furthermore, leafy greens provide high level of minerals, vitamins, fibre and proteins.
Additionally, high-water content greens reduces the level of bloating, safe haven for bowel that is not moving.
Here, we explored eight types of fruits and vegetables that keeps you hydrated:
Cucumber and tomatoes contain 96 percent of water inclusive of vitamin K, potassium and magnesium. Easily accessible at mama mboga’s kiosk near you. As little as Kshs. 50, you are accommodated.
Interestingly, after hitting the gym, the leafy green is reported to hydrate the body twice effectively a glass of water can do. Water melon is also categorized under this.
Pineapples accommodates approximately 85 percent water. It also has protein-breaking enzyme called bromelain and smoothens digestion which in turn promotes bowel movement.
In most large cities such as Nairobi, hawkers sell the mouthwatering fruits at as little as Kshs. 10. Thika, Kiambu County is the home of Kenya’s pineapples.
Lettuce and spinach are in the same category as kale and chard. The green vegetables provide healthy dose of vitamins, fibre and other source of minerals. You possibly remember, a nutritionist recommending them as natural remedy for constipation.
Your acidic indigestion and urinary tract infection, in the long run use of these greens, could be in the past.
The sweet grape fruit is also hydrating food with water content of nearly 90 percent. If you bite the round yellow, green or black fruit, you can confess that majority of the content is liquid.
A unique aspect of the fruit is the ability to lower cholesterol and working effectively on the waistline size. It is readily available at supermarkets. Some health professionals suggest that the fruit stabilizes blood sugar, perfect for diabetics.
Strawberry is yet another common fruit which can be eaten the way it is or added to fruit salads. Dry skin is commonly attributed to dehydration and, interestingly, the fruit not only hydrates the skin but also make you look younger – reduces signs of premature ageing. When it comes memory power, strawberry is the choice.
Additionally, taking strawberry regularly means reduced risk of high blood pressure and heart related diseases.
Peaches, the acidic flavor coupled with sweetness, are rich source of water, fibre and antioxidants. With the presence of vitamins and minerals, the fruit also promote hydration among other health advantages.
Another useful hydrating green is cabbage. The cruciferous vegetable is low in calories and high in nutrients. The readily available green is a perfect food for healthy living, providing the body with vitamin C, folate among other minerals.
Whenever you prepare your delicacies, add cabbage, it improves the taste as well as keep you hydrated throughout.
Watermelon, from the word, it suggest that most of the content is water. The inner, red and soft flesh is eaten or used to make juice. It can purchased as a whole or inform of slices.
The juicy fruit help you regulate your blood pressure and aid in treating kidney disorder. Just in case your throat dries, grab a watermelon and feel the difference.
By Veronica Kimani