Nutritional Ingredients

Water.. A nutritional component necessary for the human body

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Water is one of the most frequently pumped consumables into manufactured foods. As water is included in almost all foods and diets, This is commensurate with the importance of water in the formation of the human body itself, Rather, the foods themselves, that are eaten raw, It contains a lot of water inside.

Experts say that food and water consumption is essential to maintain human food and water levels. Otherwise, the player runs the risk of dying from thirst or malnutrition.

The most prominent foods that contain water naturally

In fact, not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration

, which can cause fatigue, headaches, skin problems, muscle cramps, low blood pressure and rapid heart rate.

Experts generally recommend drinking several glasses of water a day to meet your water needs. What is meant by access to water is not just drinking, Water can even be obtained through water-rich foods, The most prominent of which are the following:

  • Watermelon: It contains 92% water, Watermelon is very healthy and one of the most hydrating foods you can eat. where One slice of watermelon (154 grams) contains more than half a cup (118 ml) of water, as well as some fiber and several important nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin A and magnesium. It is also extremely low in calories, providing only 46 calories per cup.

due to its high water content, Watermelon has a very low calorie density, This means that a large proportion of watermelons contain very few calories.

Watermelon can be added to your diet by eating it as a refreshing snack or side dish.

  • Strawberry strawberry: a fruit that contains 91% water, Strawberries also provide a lot of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Including vitamin C, folate and manganese.

It’s easy to include strawberries in your diet

by mixing them into smoothies or incorporating them into salads.

  • Cantaloupe: It is a fruit that contains 90% water, One cup (177 grams) of cantaloupe consists of about 90% water and provides more than half a cup (118 ml) of water per serving. A cup of cantaloupe also contains 2 grams of fiber, Works with water to promote fullness and reduce your appetite You can consume regular melons or add it to salads, smoothies or yogurt.

  • Skim milk

    It contains 91% water, It consists of water and provides a large amount of vitamins and minerals, Including vitamin A, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B12, phosphorus and potassium.

Some studies have shown that low-fat milk helps stay hydrated after exercise. Compared to sports drinks or plain water, This is partly due to the electrolytes in milk and protein content, This may help compensate for the loss of body fluids.

  • Soups: 92% broth, For example One cup (240 grams) of chicken broth consists almost entirely of water, This contributes to providing the right amount of water for your daily needs.

Consuming water-rich foods such as broth and soups regularly may encourage weight loss due to low calorie intake.

In one study, Participants who ate two servings of low-calorie soups a day ended up losing 50% more weight than those who ate the same number of calories from snack foods.

You can
increase the nutritional content of soups and soups
By adding lots of vegetables, Such as broccoli, carrots, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes.

 

  • Zucchini: It is one of the vegetables with a high water content of up to 94%, 1 cup (124 grams) of chopped zucchini contains more than 90% water and provides 1 g of fiber.

Due to its high water content, zucchini is low-calorie

, containing only 20 calories in one cup (124 grams); to include zucchini in your diet, you can eat them as a side dish or add them to soups, salads and french fries.

 

Water use problems in cooked food

food cooked with water, May raise water levels in the human body, But it is also prone to rotting and decomposition

, which is why some people work to make meals in a way that relies on cooking without water, especially foods that have been stored for a long time.

Cooked food slowly begins to lose its nutritional and water value, leading to decomposition, That nutritional value slowly decreases, But when it reaches a certain level, the food becomes ripe, But in the end it becomes rotten.

The bottom line

Health experts often recommend drinking several glasses of water a day to meet your water needs. But the water content of foods is often overlooked.

Despite the importance of drinking water, You can consume a large amount of water by including a variety of fruits, vegetables and water-rich dairy products in your diet. As long as you eat plenty of water-rich foods and drinking water when you’re thirsty, You have no problem staying hydrated.

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