WATER-FOODS are so rich in the vitamins and other minerals that our bodies need. These foods have so many benefits that surpass other foods in the same group. Below you will find why these foods are good for you.
Cucumbers are vegetables rich in many nutrients that contain seeds, water and other vitamins. Eating cucumbers generate hydration levels. The water factor in cucumbers makes it a very good component in clearing the skin and good to reduce the puffiness on the eyes. Because of its dietary fibers, cucumbers help regulate the digestive system. A cucumber a day can save you from so many things.
A cantaloupe is a type of melon that belongs to the cucumber family. Cantaloupes can have a light yellow-orange color or a deeper salmon hue. Known for its low calorie content and sweet and enticing aroma, they contain potassium, vitamin A C, and beta-carotene. Cantaloupe can also help many degenerative diseases. They also help in water retention, especially for expectant women.
This fruit derives its first-half name from the content. Water melon is one fruit that contain mostly 90 percent of water; it also contains vitamins rich with anti-oxidants – vitamins A,B1 and C. Watermelon is the only fruit that contains higher concentrations of lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable.
The antioxidants in watermelon help reducing the severity of asthma. It also reduces the risk of colon cancer, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and prostate cancer. People with these ailments are encouraged to eat water melon in plenty everyday if possible.
Grapes are rich in polyphenolic phytochemical compound resveratrol. Resveratrol is one of the powerful anti-oxidant, which has been found to play a protective role against cancers of colon and prostate, coronary heart disease (CHD), degenerative nerve disease, Alzheimer’s disease and viral/ fungal infections.
Resveratrol reduces stroke risk by altering the molecular mechanisms in the blood vessels. It does so firstly by reducing susceptibility of blood vessel damage through decreased activity of angiotensin (a systemic hormone causing blood vessel constriction that would otherwise elevate blood pressure) and secondly, through increased production of the vasodilator substance, nitric oxide (a beneficial compound that causes relaxation of blood vessels).
Grapes contain 80 percent water and 60 calories, making one of the most important fruits of the day.
Eating fresh and raw tomatoes is the best way to benefit its water rich content, which makes up to 95 percent. The red pigment contained in tomatoes is called lycopene. This compound appears to act as an antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals that can damage cells in the body. This helps to ward off prostate cancer, breast cancer, stomach cancer and age-related macular degeneration. And it could boost the skins ability to protect itself against UV rays.
These water-rich foods can also help to reduce your weight- and keep you healthy throughout.