Water Content in Food
Shortly after training one of my morning clients, I was checking my email and responding to blog comments, when I happened upon an email in my inbox that ignited some unexpected excitement. One of my articles was published today!
I’ve just recently begun freelancing, so when I see my name in print, I get a little giddy inside
After training and a Niko walk, I snacked on a couple trail mix cookies before heading to the gym to work for a few hours.
A little while into work, I broke for lunch, continuing with a lunchtime favorite:
Kidney bean & egg salad salad! I also added some potato salad from last night’s dinner. I think this qualifies as a triple salad, no?
An apple and an uber bar for sides.
In my previous job at the BIC, I’d get up from my desk to refill my water bottle three times a day. As I’ve mentioned before, there are some coworkers who are healthy habit haters. I had a coworker who used to poke fun of water drinking habits. She even once went so far as to say her doctor told her we don’t really need to drink that water. That we get it from our food.
She was right about that last part. You can get part of your eight glasses from food. Unfortunately for her, there’s not much water in frozen microwave dinners
There are, however, a variety of foods that contain upwards of 80% water content. Think juicy fruits and vegetables.
The other day I was reading
my Shane’s Men’s Health Magazine, and it listed some fruits and vegetables with a super high hydration point.
1. Cucumbers – 97%
2. Raw radishes – 95%
3. Celery – 95%
4. Watermelon – 91%
5. Raw broccoli – 89%
6. Peaches – 89%
7. Yogurt – 88% (I imagine this is regular yogurt)
8. Raw carrots – 89%
9. Plums – 87%
10. Apples – 88%
Pretty interesting, right? I would have thought zucchini would have made the list, too, so I looked it up. According to this chart, zucchini is 95% water!
Any of the above foods surprise you?