Fresh vegetables are awesome. Their calorie to volume ratio is outstanding – you can eat a serving, or two, or three and still stay under 200 calories. You’ll also feel much fuller compared to consuming the same amount of calories from a soft drink, candy, or bag of potato chips.
Veggies are also bursting with water, so the more you eat, the more you hydrate. This is especially important in the summer months.
Water makes up approximately 60 percent of our body weight. It plays many crucial roles, from the detoxification of organs to the absorption of nutrients. Since our body requires water to function properly, the lack of water can lead to dehydration. In extreme cases, dehydration is life-threatening.
About 20 percent of people’s water intake is obtained through food. Many vegetables are comprised of 90+ percent water, making them the perfect choice for a snack to help keep you hydrated.
Cucumbers are at the top of the list, with 96% water! Other notable examples include tomatoes at 94% and broccoli with 91%.
What’s your favorite vegetable to munch on?