Our body is around 70% water.  Water is crucial to our health and our very existence, but so many of us ignore its importance. It can be hard to know when your body needs water unless you know what signs to look for.  These can include fatigue and headache.  Dehydration can also weaken your immune system. Your thirst is a sign that you are already dehydrated, and you need water.  

My first suggestion is to try drinking as much water as you can every day. Like marine life and plants, our bodies need water, too. Water supports good health, gives us a healthy glow, and keeps us hydrated.

Often, people who want to lose weight completely ignore the importance of water intake, which is one of the more important factors to consider.  Inadequate amounts of water leave our cells jammed, resulting in kidney and bladder infections and mood swings.

If you enjoy your coffee or daily cocktail, drink at least half your body’s weight in ounces per day.

When you wake up in the morning, the first thing you should do is drink a lot of water (room temperature), such as a glass of warm water with a few fresh drops of lemon juice. This will help eliminate impurities from your blood and help your organs function efficiently. 

But, if you just aren’t a fan of water, here are some fruits and vegetables that can help you make up the difference.

1. Cucumber 

Cucumbers are 95% water, making them one of the top solid foods with the most amount of water. They are full of Vitamin E and you can enjoy them in salads or smoothies.

2. Coconut Water

Coconut water is multipurpose. In addition to being one of the best sources for rehydration, it can lower blood pressure, support the heart, prevent headaches and mood swings, and prevent aging.  

3. Watermelon Juice 

This fruit is 92% water; I call it the king of fruits because of this extremely high water content. Watermelon juice is simple and fast to prepare and contains vitamins and fluids that help stave off or reverse dehydration. 

4. Fresh Juices 

Fresh juices like strawberry juice, apple juice, and lemon juice contain high amounts of water in addition to the water content of the fruits themselves. This keeps you hydrated and supports weight loss because the water and natural calories of the fruit keep you feeling fuller longer, and less likely to indulge in unhealthy foods. Water also helps stimulate bodily functions like metabolism, elimination, and nutrient absorption, all critical processes for healthy weight management. 

5. Beetroot 

Beetroot is known as a superfood. It helps defend against kidney infections and is rich in minerals and vitamins. 

6. Yellow Melon 

Just like its relative, watermelon, the yellow melon has high water content. Yellow melon is excellent for relieving urinary or kidney pains. 

 

Make a point to drink more water or hydrating drinks.  Try to drink it on a schedule, and drink it before you get thirsty.  A well-hydrated body functions like a well-oiled machine.

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