Our bodies are made up of more than 75% water so we know how important it is to stay properly hydrated especially if we exercise or workout. We lose some of that water when we sweat so at some point it has to be replaced. Without water, our internal organs cannot function properly, it is more difficult to expel waste from our body and our thinking is not as sharp. The respiratory and circulation system along with the billions of cells within our body need water to stay healthy. Also water helps maintain proper body temperature. That’s why if you get a fever, the doctor will tell you to “drink plenty of fluids”.
We can maintain proper hydration by drinking water throughout the day however, there are also fruits and vegetables that have a high water content. Bok choy, iceberg lettuce, celery, green peppers, cucumber, broccoli and spinach. Strawberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, oranges and the obvious one, watermelon. Include some of these fruits and vegetables in your diet along with a regular intake of water and you’ll always be good to go.