Fruit and Veggies That Can Cool You Off More than a Glass of Water
AUGUST 05, 2013Anastasia Stephens, Daily MailA University of Naples study found that plant chemicals lutein and zeaxanthin - found in fruit such as watermelon and papaya - help boost hydration even further.
Top of the list are watermelons, which are 92 per cent water, eight per cent sugar and contain essential rehydration salts calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium.
Due to its 96 per cent water content and mineral balance, a cucumber can produce similar hydration levels to twice the volume of water. It also contains almost ideal levels of calcium and magnesium, along with potassium, sodium and other minerals.
Two or three mineral-rich celery sticks replenish levels of sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. These salts help carry the 96 per cent water in which they are dissolved around the body.Read more: Daily Mail