July 16, 2013
Water plays a critical part in our daily lives and our bodies. Our bodies are made up of about 60% water, and every system depends on water. So water is important for healthy skin, hair, and nails, as well as controlling body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure.You can stay fully hydrated throughout the day by drinking water and other fluids, as well as eating foods that are hydrating. Fruits are an excellent source for water. Watermelon is 90% water, so it ranks highest on the list. Oranges, grapefruit, and melons like cantaloupe and honeydew are also strong contenders.Vegetables, though not as full of water as fruit, can also provide a nutrient-rich water source. Stick with celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers, and Romaine lettuce. Grab a water bottle from your apartment and keep filling it up all day long. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, add some fruit to your water to make drinking water more fun!