9 healthy hydrating foods
Worrying about your H20 intake? These nine hydrating foods will help you get enough water every day
Maximize your water intake
Getting eight eight-ounce glasses of water a day (that’s 230 mL per glass, or about two litres in total) isn’t as hard as it seems when you consider that some foods are practically overflowing with water content. (And, of course, beverages such as milk, juice and tea count, too.) Here’s our roundup of hydrating foods. The bonus? Water-heavy foods also help keep you feeling full, so you won’t be as tempted by the less-healthful, higher-cal snacks.
One cup (250 mL) of ?cooked frozen zucchini ?contains 211 mL water. ?Bonus: High in fibre.
Recipe to try: Potato and Zucchini Tortilla
One cup of pineapple ?canned in water has 223 mL water (fresh pineapple has 142 mL). Bonus: Either one ?is only about 80 calories!
Recipe to try: Caramelized Pineapple, Balsamic Strawberries & Orange Ice
A one-cup serving of boiled and mashed pumpkin contains 230 mL water. Bonus: ?Lots of vitamin B6.
Recipe to try: Curried Pumpkin and Walnut Soup
A large orange has 160 mL water. Half a grapefruit (pink, red or white) contains 151 mL. Bonus: Vitamin C, of course!
Recipe to try: Orange, Roasted Beet, and Arugula Salad
Recipe to try: Red Rustic Cherry and Apple Tart
A one-cup serving of oatmeal has 197 mL water. Bonus: Helps lower cholesterol.
Recipe to try: Fresh Fruit Muesli