Foods to Stay Hydrated during Winter

Drinking eight glasses of water per day can be a little challenging for many seniors. But, there is no rule that says you have to DRINK it all. According to sources, you can also eat your daily intake of water. Although you should strive to drink plenty of water, you can also stay hydrated with these foods.

1. Cucumber – This vegetable holds approximately 96.7% water. Cucumber has the highest water content of all vegetables. Although it is a summer vegetable, you may still be able to find cucumber at your local supermarket. Cucumber is excellent in a salad or blended with non-fat yoghurt, mint and ice cubes.

2. Iceberg Lettuce – This vegetable contains 95.6% water and is excellent with a chicken salad or used as a wrap for tacos and burgers.

3. Celery – Celery is also high in water content with approximately 95.4% water. Celery is also low in calories, and high in fiber, and is an excellent way to prevent weight gain and stay healthy. Celery is also high in vitamins A, C and K. This water vegetable is also good for heartburn and acid reflux.

4. Tomatoes – The mainstay of many salads contain 94.5% water. Therefore, adding tomatoes to your salads and sandwiches helps you stay hydrated during winter.

5. Green Peppers – Although all bell peppers have a high water content, green peppers are the highest with 93.9%. In addition, bell peppers, including the green, are high in antioxidants. Green peppers can be eaten raw or can be added into salads.

6. Watermelon – Yes, it’s no surprise that watermelons contain a high amount of water (91.5%). But, watermelon is also high in lycopene, an antioxidant that fights cancer. In fact, watermelon contains more lycopene than any other colored fruit or vegetable including tomatoes.

7. Spinach – Although iceberg lettuce contains more water content than spinach, it is higher in nutrients. So, add on these green leaves to a sandwich or salad and get its nutritional benefits. Spinach is also good for fighting off free radicals.

8. Broccoli – This cruciferous vegetable contains 90.7% water. It is also high in vitamins A and C, potassium and fiber.

It is vital to keep hydrated, not only during the summer months, but also the winter months. So, if you are feeling thirsty, and looking for different foods to stay hydrated during winter, consider some of these foods.

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