Getting Water Without Drinking

Some­times, you just can’t get to water. Maybe you’re lit­tle too busy to stop at a drink­ing foun­tain. Per­haps you don’t feel like pack­ing a water bot­tle around with you. One thing is cer­tain: even if you can’t drink, you need to get water into your sys­tem. Hap­pily, you don’t have to.

Accord­ing to research, some­where on the order of 20% of the water we ingest comes through the food we eat. So, if you don’t feel thirsty, or don’t feel like lug­ging a water bot­tle around, you can eat your water. Almost all fruits and veg­eta­bles have fairly high water con­tent. If you’re look­ing to increase your water intake, here are a few water-rich options:

  • Cucum­bers
  • Water­melon
  • Grape­fruit
  • Leafy greens (let­tuce, cab­bage, etc.)
  • Apples
  • Broc­coli
  • Car­rots
  • Straw­ber­ries
  • Blue­ber­ries
  • Pineap­ple
  • Oat­meal
  • Yogurt

Note: While most fruits and veg­eta­bles have water in them, there are a few that carry a rel­a­tively small amount. These include banana, pota­toes, corn, avo­ca­does, dates, and raisins.