Hydrating Foods To Help Add Moisture To Your Skin
Water is not the only way to hydrate your body and help sustain beautiful skin. Many of the fresh fruits and vegetable available to you contain lots of water, nutrients and antioxidants essential to your body staying properly hydrated. Below are nine (9) fruits and vegetables with a high percentage of H2O.
- Cucumbers - made up of 95% water and contains vitamin K, potassium, and magnesium. They are very low in calories and refreshing, so you can eat a lot of them without feeling guilty.
- Watermelons - contain 92% of water and one of the best foods you can eat. In addition, they also have fiber, vitamins C, A and magnesium and they are rich in antioxidants. Like cucumbers, watermelons are low in calories, so you can enjoy plenty of this summer fruit.
- Celery - made up of 95% water and contains vitamin K, fiber and magnesium. This is a great low calorie versatile food. You can eat it cooked, raw, plain, with a dip, some peanut butter, or add it to soups and salads.
- Lettuce - contains 96% of water, folate, fiber, vitamins K and A and known for helping to keep your immune system and bones healthy. You can add this as another low calorie food so you can devour and enjoy every bite.
- Oranges - made up of 88% water, vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and disease fighting antioxidants. In addition to helping hydrate your body, oranges help to boost your immune system and aid in good heart health.
- Grapefruits - contains 88% of water, fiber, vitamins C and A, potassium, and folate. Because grapefruits are loaded with water, vitamins and minerals they are great for weight loss, immunity boosting, reducing blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels.
- Cantaloupes - made up of 95% water, vitamin A, and fiber. This fruit not only helps to hydrate your body, but protects you from infections. You can add cantaloupes to salads, smoothies, yogurt, salsas, or simply enjoy it plain.
- Zucchini - contains 94% water along with fiber and vitamin C. More immune fighting goodness and low in calories to feed your body with the H2O and nutrients it needs.
- Bell Peppers - made up of 92% water and rich in fiber, vitamins B and C, filled with carotenoid antioxidants, and potassium. While hydrating your body they also help to prevent cancer and eye disease. Plus they are another great versatile food that can be eaten raw, cooked, on salads, with dips, in sauces or stir-fries.
Staying properly hydrated is critical to your overall health and there are plenty of fresh fruits and veggies that can help you keep your body healthy, hydrated and strong.
So the next time you go to grab a glass of water, remember, a serving of celery and watermelon will not only help give you the hydration you need, but also fuel your system with several other important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants to stay healthy.
Love & light,
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