Contributed By: Meher Manasa
During the dry winter season, our bodies tend to get dehydrated very quickly due to the lack of external moisture. But during the hot summers, the body might be loaded with enough liquids but the heat outside tends to drain the water levels from the body. Either way, it is important for each one to consume enough fluids and food with high water content to keep the hydration level of our body optimal.
Here is our list of the top ten high water content based foods:
Cucumber: Cucumber is one vegetable that has one of the largest percentages of water. Being available almost every season this vegetable can be consumed raw, fermented, or with salads to add hydration to the body and not to miss out on the high fiber content.
Tomatoes: The bright red vegetables with high water content, Vitamin C, and a high dose of antioxidants. The list is good enough for anyone to consume throughout the year. Raw, with curry or as rasam tomatoes never disappoints us.
Spinach: This green leafy vegetable, not just aids in bettering the eyesight and provide enough iron for a body suffering from anemia, addition to this are the high water level percentages of this healthy food.
Mushrooms: Fungi with Vitamin B2 and the capacity to release energy soon after consumed along with a variety of minerals present make it the perfect vegetable to consume with curries, salads, and as a fry.
Melons: All kinds of melons which include watermelon, muskmelon, etc are usually recommended to people for improving their skin texture and immunity. Along with all this goodness, they have high levels of Vitamin A.
Broccoli: Often being told to consume this healthy vegetable by most dieticians and nutritionist one important reason why is due to the high levels of Vitamin K, A, Iron, Calcium and Folic Acid along with good levels of water percentage.
Oranges: These fruits tend to appear almost everywhere that includes a diet to restore body/skin/hair balance and betterment. One important and crucial reason is due to the presence of anti-oxidants and Vitamin C along with high water level content.
Apples: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. The reasons to consume an apple are ample. As a jam, raw, juice in any form, they do not tend to disappoint us. High levels of water, vitamins, and fiber are the reason for them to be in the good books of all diets.
Strawberries: These winter special fruits are very tasty and healthy and one of the most recommended to be consumed during winters for their levels of Manganese and anti-oxidants.
Cauliflower: Lastly, but not with the lowest water content. With more than 50% of it containing water are these cauliflowers. Very easily digestible and can be consumed in many forms to gain all the goodness are cauliflowers.
Happy Eating! Stay Safe and Happy!