Your daily water intake is a big deal. Besides helping you flush out toxins, drinking lots of water is a great way to lose weight and keep those kilos off.
It’s said that we should all be drinking at least 2 litres of water a day. But, what most people don’t know is that you can be counting a lot more towards that daily number.
For example, many drinks contribute towards your daily water intake and 20% of water should come from food. Here’s a list of some foods and drinks that contain enough water for you to count in:
- Fruit – watermelon, strawberries, apples, grapes, avocados, oranges, bananas
- Vegetables – lettuce, celery, pickles, broccoli, potatoes, corn
- Cottage cheese
- Ice cream
Avoid: Salty foods as it’s dehydrating
- Fruit juice – an extra trick is to dilute your glass of juice with some water
- Tea – take it unsweetened and without milk, and when you can go green
- Coffee – it can still count depending on how many cups you have a day
Avoid: Alcohol as it’s dehydrating
ALSO SEE: The Juice Diet
Making Drinking Water More Interesting
If you’re one of those souls who just find water unappealing, here’s how you can make it more drinkable:
- DIY a bottle of flavoured water by adding fruit and herbs. Lemon, berries, mint, cucumber are always great choices.
- You can also try freezing your fruit pieces to double up as ice blocks and flavour boosters.
- Give carbonated water a try! You’ll still get all the benefits with the added joy of bubbles.