According to the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations we should eat 20 percent of our daily water intake. Soup, yogurt and oatmeal are all great fluid-filled foods, but these fruits and veggies can also help with hydration:
This fruit is made up of 92 percent water! But its salt, calcium and magnesium is what makes it ideal for rehydration, according to a 2009 study at the University of Aberdeen Medical School. The summertime staple is also a good source of potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C.
Celery stalks are about 95 percent water, high in fibre and rich in minerals including potassium and vitamin K.
Composed of 96 percent water and are very high in vitamin K, vitamin B6 and iron.
They are 92 percent water (the most of any berry) and are loaded with fibre and vitamin C.
Iceberg lettuce may be 96 percent water, but it’s not known for much else in the nutrition department.
Everyone knows milk is an excellent source of calcium that will keep your bones in tip-top shape. But research also shows milk is better than water and sports drinks for rehydration and recovery after exercise.
Slurping down a DIY smoothie is a great way to combine your favourite flavours into one nutritionally-packed glass.
Sugar and sodium are good things when it comes to sports drinks! In addition to the electrolytes and protein included in most on the market, the sugar and sodium can bring your body back to balance faster than water after a gruelling workout lasting over 90 minutes. For shorter workouts, sports drinks may just mean a lot of extra carbs you don’t need.
Unlike sports beverages, coconut water is low in carbohydrates, while still rich in potassium. The all-natural beverage is effective in rehydrating after light exercise. But for more rigorous sweat sessions, the low-sodium drink does come up short in replenishing the salt your body loses.
Not only will your daily cup contribute to your water needs, coffee can also give you a sharper memory, boost athletic endurance and performance, and reduce the risk of many serious ailments including diabetes and heart disease.
The average adult should drink at a minimum 2 litres, or eight glasses, of water daily. This is no urban myth. The average adult loses over 2.5 litres of water every day. Drinking eight glasses of water only replenishes what the body naturally loses through breathing, sweating and urination (the other 0.5 litres of water is consumed in food).