The best way to get clear healthy skin is to drink loads of water. The standard amount of water intake is a minimum of 4 litres to keep your skin and body hydrated. If you do not like to have a lot of water then you can also have water-based food to keep your body hydrated. There are a lot of water-rich foods help to hydrate your body and give your skin a perfect glow. Here is a list of fruits and veggies to include in your diet that has a lot of water content –
ORANGES (87% WATER) – Oranges are low in calories but they contain a lot of vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamin A, B and C as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium that are essential for a naturally glowing skin. This delicious fruit with a tangy flavour can not only prevent dehydration but promote overall skin health. Regular intake of oranges can boost your immune system, promote heart health, improve your skin, reduce cholesterol levels and much more. Have them raw, juice them or just add them to your salads and cakes.
TOMATO (93% WATER) – Tomato has 93% of water content, it is low in calories and high in vitamins and antioxidants. Juice your tomato or add tomatoes to your salads, sauces, and sandwiches to add them to our diet.
CUCUMBER (96% WATER) – Cucumbers contains 96% water, they are rich in fibre and minerals and have cooling and soothing properties. They are a great snack during the summer to quench your thirst. You can add few slices in your yoghurt or in your salads or just have them with salt and pepper.
APPLES (84% WATER) – Apples contains important nutrients, such as vitamins C and B-complex, calcium, potassium, dietary fibre and several phytonutrients that are essential for a healthy body. This fruit has amazing health and beauty benefits – it boosts the immune system, improves digestion, promotes heart health, makes skin healthy and improves vision. Since apples are rich in water and other vitamins and nutrients too, they make a great energy booster and helps to keep your skin hydrated.
SPINACH (96% WATER) – Spinach is a rich source of lutein, potassium, fiber, and brain-boosting folate. Just 1 cup of spinach contains 15% of your daily intake of vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant for healthy skin.
WATERMELON (92% WATER) – Watermelon ranks at the top in the water-rich fruits as it contains 92% water and the rest of the fruit is made of fibre, minerals and nutrients. The fruit can keep your thirst at bay even during the hottest summer days. Have them chopped with little salt and pepper or add in your desserts, salads etc.
CELERY (95% WATER) – Celery contains 95% water and has amazing health benefits. Feeling thirsty? Then grab some nut butter along with celery, dip it in it and eat!
GRAPEFRUIT (91% WATER) – Grapefruit not only has 91% of water content but it also contains important electrolytes that prevent dehydration. The fruit is high in soluble fibre and vitamin C and contains smaller amounts of vitamins A, B, E and K. Regular intake of grapefruit can help control your appetite, protect against common cold, aid in weight loss, and also makes your skin beautiful.
ICEBERG LETTUCE (96% WATER ) Iceberg lettuce ranks the top in water-rich vegetables, thanks to its 96% water content. It is high in water content and also loaded with fibre. It goes very well with burgers, salads etc.
STRAWBERRIES (90% WATER) Strawberries are rich in water content and will be easy to consume as they are very delicious. They are great in smoothies, cakes, oatmeal toppings or making deserts.