Saturday, June 30, 2012

Skip The Eight Glasses of Water a Day

We have all heard the general rule of drinking eight glasses of water a day will keep the body cool and hydrated.  Though it can be difficult at times to consume the necessary amounts of water every day, there are helpful ways to consume enough water without the need for the extra glasses.  The secret is fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and vegetables are filled with hidden amounts of water that can range from twenty to ninety percent.  Did you know that an apple contains eighty four percent of water or that a banana contains seventy four percent of water?  A broccoli contains ninety one percent of water or that an iceberg of lettuce has ninety six percent of water within. So it seems that minimizing the effort to drink eight glasses a day and focusing on including more fruits and vegetables in your daily diet will suffice.  If you really want to walk around keeping track in your head the number of glasses you’ve drunk a day, go ahead.

When these fruits and vegetables are a part of your diet regime, your body will be healthy and at its best.  Ultimately, allowing you to feel energized and rejuvenated throughout the day.  Top three know benefits to take effect are reduction of fatigue, great mood, loss of weight, and younger healthier skin. So don't wait! Get out there and get a little fruity and watch your body change right in front of your eyes.

*water percentages in fruits and vegetables provided by Sandra Bastin, Foods and Nutrition Specialist


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