We never talk about foods as wet or dry, in fact we typically talk about our foods as carbohydrates, proteins or fats. All rules previously talked about here on this website are still true and valid, but today I want you to explore the thought of eating more wet foods.
What is a wet food?
Foods that contain water. A source of hydration. Our bodies are made of mostly water, and to keep our bodies hydrated we need to drink water and/or consume foods high in water content. Our bodies need half our bodyweight in ounces to stay hydrated daily. That’s approximately 2.5 liters of water daily!
Some examples of wet foods are listed below. When thinking of wet foods, let’s consider not all foods are created equally. When choosing wet foods, choose darker colored, nutrient dense choices.
Lettuce – Spinach, Kale, Arugula etc.
Fruits – Choose a variety of colors. Try berries for added antioxidants. Apples, pears, cranberries, grapefruit, oranges, pineapple, tangerine,
Vegetables – Choose the wet ones. Here is a list to get you started. Cucumber, Tomato, Squash, Radish, Peppers, Bell Peppers, Onions, Jicama, Garlic, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Fennel & Leek.
What Is a Dry Food?
Foods with out much water content. For example: Bread, Cheese & Pasta. If you take our typicall sandwhich and think about how much of it is wet vs dry we typically see mostly bread & meat with very few veggies. Try maximizing your sandwhich with yummy deep red tomatos, dark leafy greens and onions. Your hydration and digestion will love you that much more.
Give your body the gift of water! Stay hydrated and eat more wet foods!