Did you know water plays a very important role in nutrition? As you learn about what nutrition is, you, and water, you will discover that drinking water is not the only way to ensure that the human body is getting the amount of water that it needs. Different foods have levels of water in them to help meet the body's need for water.
In this article, we have created a guide for you to grow in your understanding of the many different foods you could add to your diet to increase your water intake. We have broken the different food items down into the percentage of water is in them.
Let's get started . . .
The following are lists of foods and the percentage of water that can be in each one. You can even get a part of your water intake from pizza! These percentages were researched and published in the Nutrition Reviews Journal . . .
Here is a list of nine foods that can be added to your diet that are about 90-99% water:
1. Cooked Squash
9. Fat-free milk
Here is a list of nine foods that can be added to your diet that are about 80-89% water:
1. Fruit juice
7. Cooked broccoli
Here is a list of seven foods that can be added to your diet that are about 70-79% water:
3. Cottage cheese
4. Ricotta cheese
5. Baked potatoes
6. Cooked corn
Here is a list of five foods that can be added to your diet that are about 60-69% water:
4. Ice cream
5. Chicken breast
Here is a list of four foods that can be added to your diet that are about 50-59% water:
1. Ground beef
2. Hot dogs
3. Feta cheese
4. Cooked tenderloin steak
Pizza is not only a food that is loved it is also a food that can help you with the water your body needs! It is made up of 40-49% water!
Here is a chart of foods that have a water percentage of 39% or less:
Now that you have a greater understanding of foods that you could add to your diet to increase your overall health through greater water intake, who can you see to further improve your Health through food?
Here is a list of five different types of practitioners who could help you understand the role of nutrition and food on your health, and help you come up with the best diet and food plan for your individual needs:
4. Health Coach
Popkin, B. M., D'Anci, K. E., & Rosenberg, I. H. (2010, August). Water, hydration, and health. Retrieved December 14, 2018, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20646222