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Fruits & Vegetables | Benefits


Watermelon, which is full of vitamin C, beta carotene, and lycopene, is also 95 percent water.So enjoying this summertime snack year round is worth it.Not only do you get a high content of water, you also get calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium, which makes it a great snack for replenishing your body of lost nutrients after your workout. Besides having plenty of water, vitamins, and minerals, watermelon also has naturally occurring sugar (only 8 percent), which is much lower than juices and sugary drinks.


For most people, tomatoes are used as a vegetable to top salads, sandwiches, and other meals.
However, you may not know that tomatoes are actually a fruit – and they contain a LOT of water.
Tomatoes are 90 percent water, which makes them a perfect food to rehydrate you at any meal of the day.
They are also filled with the antioxidant lycopene, which has been shown to benefit eye and heart health.
Plus, tomatoes have a healthy serving of vitamins A, C, and potassium, which are vital nutrients for improving ALL the cells in your body.
It is best to cook this fruit or include it with a healthy fat (olive oil for example), which may improve the absorption of lycopene by your body.


By far, radishes are one of the most underutilized vegetables on the market today.
Radishes are not only packed with vitamins and minerals, but they are also 95 percent water.
Radishes are a low-calorie food (19 calories in one cup), which makes it a perfect weight-loss boosting topper.
Not only are radishes perfect for boosting your hydration levels, but they are chock full of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and fiber.
Do yourself a favor, try topping your salad with this hearty, different tasting root to not only boost your water intake, but provide  your body with a low-calorie, nutrient-dense food source.


This green leafy vegetable is very abundant and bursting with flavors in the colder climates.
This vegetable is 80 percent water, and can easily replace more popular leafy greens (spinach and cabbage), if you want to change up the nutrition on your plate.
Kale contains essential vitamins and minerals, which are much needed to fight off colds and flus which may run rampant in the winter months.
You find healthy doses of vitamins A, C, and E, plus minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and calcium.
Research has also shown that kale contains a phytochemical called sulforaphane, which has been linked to a reduction in cancer.
Throw this in for a quick sauté with some garlic and olive oil for a tasty, green, nutrient-rich side dish that goes perfect with just about any protein source.


Chock full of water (some up to 97 percent water) this veggie is perfect for topping off salads and sandwiches for a quick boost of water and plenty of healthy nutrition.
Cucumbers also contain vitamins A, C, and B5, plus minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and manganese, all with very little calories.
For a quick and water-filled snack, stack some cucumbers and tomatoes between two slices of bread for a quick and nutritious lunch or snack.


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