In honor of Drink Water Month, I put together my list of what is and isn’t water.
3. Coffee & Tea
In moderation, coffee and tea are fine options and can count towards your water intake. But that’s a cup of black coffee or unsweetened tea. The minute you add sugar, creamer, or a fancy term (think mocha, latte, frappe), you lose the hydrating benefits. Those additives will tax your liver and require more water to flush your system.
4. Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits are an excellent source for water. The highest ranked is Watermelon at 90% water. Other options include melons and citrus. But remember – fruit also adds sugar, so if you’re watching your weight, keep your fruit servings to 2-3 daily. Vegetables can also provide a nutrient-rich water source, though not as much as fruit. Stick with celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, and Romaine lettuce. And there’s no limit to your daily veggie intake, so eat up!
That's just two of the many examples I have of where you can get your water. Check back next week for more!