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17 Ways to Eat Your Water

Eat This, Not That! Logo By © Provided by Eat This, Not That!, <p>By Brittany Anas</p> of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 18: <p>By Brittany Anas</p><p>Your kitchen sink might be your most familiar watering hole. But when it comes to hydration, you can dial in some reinforcement from your refrigerator's crisper, noshing on these water-rich foods. </p><p>By now, you've probably heard that we were duped by the age-old prescription saying we need eight glasses of H20 per day. The science behind the fabled rule was, well, watered down; it failed to take into account important variables. For instance, do you live in a dry climate? How much water do you lose during that hot yoga sweat sesh? And do you habitually nosh on foods throughout the day that are super-packed with water?</p><p>What we do know is that it's important to stay hydrated. Water can help with weight control because it keeps you feeling full, it flushes toxins out of our bodies, and our kidneys need water to function. Some studies hint that staying hydrated translates to better concentration, too.</p><p>Before you start chugging from your Camelbak bottle, chew on this: About one-fifth of our water consumption comes from foods (namely fruits and veggies), according to the Institute of Medicine. Here are some foods that clock in with a high water content and will work in tandem with your water bottle to help you stay hydrated. Bonus: Many of them will help you feel fuller for longer, like these <a href="http://www.eatthis.com/snacks-that-fill-you-up">20 Most Filling Healthy Snacks</a>!</p>

17 Ways to Eat Your Water

Your kitchen sink might be your most familiar watering hole. But when it comes to hydration, you can dial in some reinforcement from your refrigerator's crisper, noshing on these water-rich foods. 

By now, you've probably heard that we were duped by the age-old prescription saying we need eight glasses of H20 per day. The science behind the fabled rule was, well, watered down; it failed to take into account important variables. For instance, do you live in a dry climate? How much water do you lose during that hot yoga sweat sesh? And do you habitually nosh on foods throughout the day that are super-packed with water?

What we do know is that it's important to stay hydrated. Water can help with weight control because it keeps you feeling full, it flushes toxins out of our bodies, and our kidneys need water to function. Some studies hint that staying hydrated translates to better concentration, too.

Before you start chugging from your Camelbak bottle, chew on this: About one-fifth of our water consumption comes from foods (namely fruits and veggies), according to the Institute of Medicine. Here are some foods that clock in with a high water content and will work in tandem with your water bottle to help you stay hydrated.

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