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Hydrate by 'eating your water'

September 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
All foods contain some water, but the amount varies considerably. So, along with getting a glass of water in at each meal, here's a look at some foods that can help you "eat your water" throughout the day. This will help keep your system working as it should. A breakfast of Greek yogurt with jam, a piece of toast and a hard-boiled egg provides over a cup of fluid.

At lunch, a turkey wrap with lettuce and tomato contains a half-cup of fluid. Combine the wrap with a fruit salad containing watermelon, pear, grapes and cucumber. That combination will have your lunch totaling more than a cup of fluid.

Have an afternoon snack of cottage cheese with grapes and you'll take in another half-cup.

Dinner with salmon on wilted greens with brown rice and snow peas offers two cups and an ounce more fluid.

Remember vegetables retain most of their water when they are cooked. In addition, fruit is bursting with fluid-rich goodness. So the more produce you eat, the more water you will get.

So without drinking a thing you can take in over five cups of fluid.

Most likely you'll have water, coffee and juice to add to your day. However, you can also eat your water without feeling guilty you haven't downed all eight of those 8-ounce glasses of water.


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