Besides being ultra hydrating, grapefruit have been known to lower insulin levels and help control appetite and maintain a healthy heart. They’re an excellent source of Vitamin C, and have been known to also aid in weight loss.
Sweet potatoes have many amazing benefits; they’re great for the heart, help build healthy bones, help prevent cancer and fight against the effects of aging. They also happen to help in keeping our bodies hydrated.
Sucking on a lime may be a very unpleasant thing to do, but the benefits of limes are anything but unpleasant. Their benefits include weight loss, skin care, improved digestion, relief from constipation, eye care and more. They’re also fantastic for women’s health, containing calcium and folate, two nutrients that are important for post-menopausal women and women of child-bearing age.
Lettuce is a multi season personal favorite of mine. They’re filling, nutritious and have featured in some of the most amazing salads ever. They also help lower cholesterol, aid in cancer control, protection of neurons, sleep induction, lowering inflammations and anxiety control.
Tomatoes are probably one of the coolest superfoods which also happen to be pretty easy to find. They’re an uber amazing source of vitamin C, have been known to help fight against cancer, boost energy levels, improve skin health and bone strength, while simultaneously keeping the body hydrated and still finding time to add amazing flavor to any meal they’re thrown into.
Just like limes, Oranges boost heart health, reduce the chances of cancer, prevents kidney diseases and other minor diseases like the flu, and also protects the skin while being an awesome source of hydration to the body.
This crunchy powerfood is great to snack on at odd times, and also adds flavour and moisture to meals. It helps to improve vision and fight against heart diseases. It also improves skin quality, cleanses the body and protects the teeth and gums.
For my Yoruba fam who like to blind people with pepper, this one is for you. Among the bell pepper clan, Ata Rodo contains the highest amonut of vitamins and scores the highest on the hydration/moisture scale. They power up the immune system and keep the skin nice and young, reduce bad cholesterol and help to control diabetes. They also improve the health of the nervous system and protect the eyes from cataracts (when you will be crying from the pepper in your nose).
There’s absolutely no way we can make a list about hydrating foods and not throw watermelon in there. Mostly 92% water, they’re by far one of the most body healing foods that you can find (seriously. Ketu market is usually packed full with them). They’re amazingly low in calories so aid in weight loss. They’re high in antioxidants and help reduce inflammations, are great for the eyes, and also aid in muscle support.
Eating half a cup of cooked cabbage would provide 47% of your vitamin C needs on any given day. Not only are cabbages high in moisture, they’re also great for heart health, immunity and digestion, and also help prevent constipation.
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