Drink plenty of water has been the refrain for the past few sun-baked, mega-hot days. And we're all for a glass of water. Make that a few glasses, bottles, mugs. But when your eyeballs begin to float, remember there are some other things that do an admirable job of adding water to your body. Our colleague John Kass cites a couple favorites in his column today. Watermelon, naturally, and Italian ice. Can't beat them for helping beat the heat.
But here are a few other water-rich foods drawn from a chart from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Consider augmenting your water consumption beyond the usual suspects (water, lemonade, iced coffee, etc.) with a few of these foods, combining them in salads for example, and pick up a bit of nutrition as well. These foods contain large amounts of water in proportion to their weight, according to the UK's foods and nutrition team. We've mentioned only a few, those with 90 percent or more water in relation to the food's weight.
Iceberg lettuce (96 percent water)Zucchini (95 percent water)
Celery (95 percent water)
Radish (95 percent water)
Red tomato (94 percent water)Green cabbage (93 percent water)
Watermelon (92 percent water)
Strawberries (92 percent)
Red cabbage (92 percent water)
Cauliflower (92 percent water)
Eggplant (92 percent water)
Sweet peppers(92 percent water)
Spinach (92 percent water)Grapefruit (91 percent water)
Broccoli (91 percent water)Cantaloupe (90 perent water)
Crunchy water? Vegs, fruits juiciness offers H20
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