Top up with these water-rich foods and drinks
Monday, 25 January · 1 min read

Did you know, an adult body is made up of about 60% water? It plays a vital part in keeping your body working as it should, so you can stay fit and well.

This means it’s important to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day to avoid dehydration – which happens when your water level drops below normal. In the UK, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends drinking about 1.2 litres of fluid every day, or 6 to 8 glasses.

This fluid intake should mainly be water, as it contains no calories or sugar, but you can also get extra water from certain foods, as well as other drinks.

Try adding healthy foods and drinks that have a high water content to your diet, such as:

  • semi-skimmed milk
  • diluted squashes and fruit juice
  • yogurt
  • tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • lettuce
  • courgette
  • celery
  • peaches
  • oranges
  • watermelon
  • strawberries
Quick Quiz
A baby’s body has more water than an adult’s. True or false?