Seasons change and so do the veggies and fruits on our plate. Seasonal vegetables and fruits come for a reason. They fulfil the essential nutrients required by our body, like the summer fruits, berries and cucumbers that help in keeping our body well hydrated.
According to a study, there are some fruits and vegetables that may hydrate your body as effectively as a glass of water. We have listed such summer fruits and vegetables that keep the body hydration level intact.
Appropriately named, this fruit contains 92 per cent water. Other contents of the watermelon are magnesium and calcium that too help in rehydration. This summer staple food is also enriched with potassium, vitamin A and C.
Cucumbers contain 96.7 per cent water. They have no saturated fat and are high in vitamin K, vitamin B6 and iron.
Strawberries are a perfect treat for summer. These sweet berries contain 92 per cent water and are loaded with fibre and vitamin C.
Celery contains 95.4 per cent water and loaded with fibre. Celery is rich in minerals like potassium and vitamin K.
Lettuce is also packed with water content. It contains 96 per cent water. Add lettuce in salads or in sandwiches and keep your body hydrated.
With 94.5 per cent water content, tomatoes are mainstay of salads, a few Indian recipes, sauces and sandwiches.
Bell peppers of all colours have a good quantity of water content. But amongst all, green bell peppers contain 93.9 per cent water content.
Spinach contains 91.4 per cent water. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, potassium and fibre, spinach fights against free radicals.
With 90.7 per cent water content, broccoli provides fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium. It boosts enzymes that protect body and eradicates cancer-causing chemicals.
This tangy fruit lowers cholesterol level and helps in burning fat. It contains 90.5 per cent water content and helps in stabilising blood sugar level. (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)