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Ways To Get Water Into Your Body Without Drinking It

Updated on July 26, 2019
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Margaret Minnicks is a health-conscious person who researches the health benefits of foods and drinks.

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How to Get Water Into Your Body Without Drinking It

Most people know that it has been recommended that we drink at least eight glasses of water every single day. What people don't know is that we can consume the same amount of water without actually drinking it. How can that be? Keep reading.

Other Ways to Consume Water

Since we can survive for only a few days without water, we need to know that consuming water is very important. Water is essential for proper brain function, metabolic processes, good digestion, a glowing complexion, and many other reasons.

While drinking water is the most effective way to get it into your body, do not be misled to think that's the only way to consume. If you get tired of drinking water from a glass or bottle, there are other options that work just as effectively.

Most Common Way to Consume Water

While drinking glasses or bottles of ways is the most common way to consume water, there are other ways to get it into your body without actually drinking it.

During the very hot days of summer, doctors advise people to stay hydrated. They can stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. However, there are other ways to stay hydrated. You can get water into your body by eating certain foods.

You can eat your water.

Eat Your Water

You can eat foods that are high in water content. These are generally low energy, dense foods that have been linked to weight loss as well as many other health benefits.

Some foods contribute to about 20 to 30 percent of a person's daily water intake. You can actually eat your water. So grab a fork and drink up with the following foods.

You can eat your water from zucchini.
You can eat your water from zucchini. | Source

Zucchini

Zucchini is made up of 95 percent water. The vegetable is versatile and loaded with nutrients including vitamins A and C. Besides keeping you hydrated, zucchini may help to lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as providing anti-inflammatory benefits.

You can eat your water from eggplant.
You can eat your water from eggplant. | Source

Eggplant

Eggplant is made up of 92 percent water. It is recognized by its deep purple hues that is low in calories. Eggplant is dense in nutrients and loaded with the compound nasunin, which protects brain cells from damage.

Eggplant is delicious when breaded and fried, but eggplant can also be sliced and baked with tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella for a lighter, healthier meal.

You can eat your water by eating tomatoes.
You can eat your water by eating tomatoes. | Source

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are jammed packed with water. They are made up of 94 percent water with so many health benefits. Tomatoes are high in compound lycopene which protects tissues from oxidative damage.Eating tomatoes help prevent prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease and deterioration of the bones.

Tomatoes are so versatile to use. They can be eaten just as they are, and they can be used in so many foods, such as in salads, on sandwiches and in other dishes.Tomatoes are low in calories and high in fiber.

Bell Peppers
Bell Peppers | Source

Bell Peppers

Bell peppers have 92 percent water in them. These multicolored vegetables are high in lutein that is known to keep your vision sharp and protect them from macular degeneration.

Stuff your bell peppers with quinoa, chickpeas, asparagus, mushrooms and tomato sauce for a super easy meatless meal as you also consume the water from them.

Consume your water from cantaloupes.
Consume your water from cantaloupes. | Source

Cantaloupe

When it comes to melons, most people think watermelons have the highest water content, but cantaloupes come pretty close. One watermelon has 92 percent water volume while one cantaloupe has 90 percent water volume. The cantaloupe is packed with beta-carotene which helps protect your skin from sun damage, and can also prevent wrinkles and age spots and keep your skin elastic and glowing.

Chop half cup of chopped cantaloupe into Greek yogurt. Mix and top with crush walnuts. This will make a delicious treat for breakfast or any time of the day.


Eat strawberries to help fulfill your water requirement.
Eat strawberries to help fulfill your water requirement. | Source

Strawberries

Strawberries are so delicious, and they rank high in water content. They are close to the top of the list with 92 percent water. Additionally, strawberries are among the highest antioxidant foods and can you help regulate your blood sugar because the are packed with fiber.

Certain fruits and vegetables can help you fulfill your daily fluid requirements. After an intense exercise workout, if you ate one or more fruit or vegetable from the list below, you will become hydrated twice as fast as you would from drinking an 8-ounce glass of water.

Water Content In Fruits And Vegetables

Fruits And Vegetables
Water Content
Cucumber, Lettuce
96%
Zucchini, Radish, Celery
95%
Tomato
94%
Green Cabbage
93%
Red Cabbage, Strawberry, Watermelon, Eggplant, Bell Pepper, Spinach, Cauliflower
92%
Broccoli, Grapefruit
91%
Cantaloupe
90%
Peach, Pineapple, Cranberry, Orange, Radish,
88%
Carrot
87%
Apricot
86%
Blueberry, Plum
85%
Apple, Pear
84%
Cherry, Grape
81%
Green Pea, White Potato
79%
Banana
74%

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    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      22 months ago from Richmond, VA

      Oh, yeah, Susan. When you think about it, fruits and vegetables do have water. Just think about the watermelon that is made up of lots of water.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Hazelton 

      22 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I enjoyed reading your article. I didn't know you could eat water in your fruits and vegetables. Great information.

    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      3 years ago from Richmond, VA

      I enjoyed compiling this information. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Such helpful information some (well, I speak for myself) have not considered. The water content chart is amazing! Thanks.

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