10 Ways to Eat Your Water

Snack on these fruits and vegetables to stay hydrated.

If you are trying to up your H2O intake but struggling to make a dent in your water bottle each day, there's no need to worry. There is no shortage of fresh fruit and vegetables that are just begging to be eaten. According to gastroenterologist Dr. Roshini Raj, if you don't drink enough water your digestion slows down and your body will fight back by retaining water. If you start eating salty foods on top of that, then you will notice that dreaded bloat take effect. She recommends starting your day with a hydrating trio of papaya, kiwi, and strawberries, which are high in bloat-busting potassium. You can add these fruits to a probiotic yogurt to also keep your gut bacteria in check, or just snack on them throughout the day. Make sure to eat plenty of water-rich veggies too; celery, tomato, peppers, and mushrooms are a great choice for lunch, dinner, or when you just want something to crunch on.

Looking for more inspiration? With the help of dietitian at Lifespan Medicine, Rachel Swanson, MS, RD, LDN, we've compiled a list of the most hydrating picks from the produce aisle to help you make the right choice. Print this guide and take it with you on your next grocery store trip!  


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