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7 Ways to Get More Water Into Your Diet

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I am guilty of shunning white rice for brown and iceberg for kale, just because they were healthier. However, iceberg does have its benefits and makes for a mean lettuce wrap.
3) Celery. 95.4% water. Although this can be seen as a bland diet food, some people love the crunch. Add hummus or peanut butter to make it more interesting. It probably loses some of its health benefits if it is only enjoyed alongside wings.
4) Tomatoes. 94.5% water. Who doesn’t love a fresh-from-the-vine tomato? Well, probably some people, but if you think they are wonderful, add them to everything with the added confidence that you are helping your skin look suppler with the increased water content.

5) Peppers. 93.9% water. Peppers provide a great crunch and are much more amenable to children than some of our other suggestions. “Hey kids! Don’t worry about drinking water – I have a big bunch of celery for you!”
6) Watermelon. 91.5% water, because duh, it’s watermelon. Make a watermelon salad and consider everyone who eats it a much closer friend.
7) Baby carrots, 90.4% water (compared to full sized carrots which are 88.3% water). Although chips are the master at pairing with guacamole, baby carrots aren’t too shabby.

This is doable – right?

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2.    How Can You Tell If You’re Dehyrated. Healthline.  https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-tell-if-youre-dehydrated Retrieved August 2 2019.

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