Water! Water! Water!
Now that summer has officially begun, it is extremely important to keep your body hydrated. Drinking water is essential in helping our bodies function. People often wonder, “How much water should I actually be drinking?” The general rule is at least 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water, which ends up to be 2 liters or 1/2 a gallon of water.
A great way to get a little punch in your water is by infusing it with mint leaves, lemon, lime, grapefruit, cucumbers, etc. On a hot summer day, any of these will give plain water a refreshing taste.
Fruits that contain Water
- watermelon and strawberries -92% water
- grapefruit – 91% water
- cantaloupe – 90% water
- peaches – 88% water
- pineapple, cranberries, oranges, and raspberries – 87% water
- apples and pears – 84% water
- cherries and grapes – 81% water
- banana – 74% water
Veggies that contain Water
- cucumber and lettuce – 96% water
- zucchini, radish, and celery – 95%
- tomato – 94% water
- green cabbage – 93% water
- cauliflower, eggplant, red cabbage, peppers, and spinach – 92% water
- broccoli – 91% water
- carrots – 87% water
So as those temperatures start to rise, make sure to keep yourself naturally hydrated with plenty of water, liquids, and those water filled fruits and veggies!