How Much Water Do You Eat?

@RawBill1 (8542)
Gold Coast, Australia
March 12, 2010 3:45pm CST
Yep, you heard that right. I did not mean "How much water do you drink?" We all know that the planet Earth is made up of 70% water. We also know that our bodies are made up of 70% to 90% water, depending on our age and our body type. Plants are also 70% water. What about the foods that you eat? Most people eat lots more foods than they should be that are not rich in water such as breads, rice, pasta, dehydrated foods and meat. Water rich foods are those that are plants and fresh. Namely vegetables and fruits. Are you eating a diet of at least 70% water rich foods?
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• Australia
12 Mar 10
Our diet is mainly fresh fruit and vegies. We definitely have our 5 + 2. (For those outside Australia, the 5 + 2 is a campaign to encourage people to eat five serves of vegies and 2 serves of fruit every day.) We also eat a lot of nuts and seeds which do not have much water content, but are a must. A good, crisp salad is one of my favourite foods (with slithers of ginger of course!)
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 Mar 10
Sounds like you are doing all the right things. Good Work! Ginger is delicious! I only just finished a Ginger Tea! I eat a lot of nuts and seeds too as I go better with some fats in my diet and along with avocados, this is where I get them from. Cashews, Almonds and Chia Seeds are probably the most common ones that I eat.
• Australia
13 Mar 10
We eat mostly Brazils and Almonds and I add a generous handful of pine nuts to roast vegies and stir fries. I add ginger to just about everything, including all meats and vegies, porridge, custard, fruit dishes, salads, coffee. I find the ginger tea tasteless, but I get a ginger drink from Indonesia which is just ginger and another one that is ginger, chili and spices. They are great!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 Mar 10
I like to put a little honey into the ginger tea and I find that it compliments the ginger nicely. I do like Brazils also but do not use them as much. We use almonds mainly for making almond milk. We always have cashews because we sell them and have boxes and boxes of them here.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
13 Mar 10
Yes, I prefer vegetables and fruits that has more water like watermelon and papaya. In this hot climate of ours we can't afford not to drink a lot of water and some of them derived from the fruits that we eat everyday. It is cooling.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 Mar 10
Zandi, food does not get more water in it than watermelon! That is great. You are right. We need to eat lots of water rich foods in hot areas. I am sure that it is much hotter there where you are most of the time than here where I am as well. Do you get coconuts there naturally? They are great for drinking and eating too. I just planted some papaya seeds recently and they are growing fast. They fruit very quickly too which is great!
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
13 Mar 10
Thanks Ocean for the compliments. Oh...I wish I am that pretty.
@lumenmom (1996)
• United States
16 Mar 10
Hi Bill, I am just learning the benefits of eating a mostly raw diet, getting more water intake being one of them. I have had years of eating the SAD diet and man, am I paying for it now. It is hard to change lifelong habits but I am working on it. Are you completely raw and if so, have you always eaten this way?
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
15 Mar 10
The short answer is no. I don't eat near enough fruits and vegetables. AND I don't drink enough water either. I plain forget, until my body craves water/certain foods.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Mar 10
Most people do not do enough of either of these things as we get stuck into habits with our eating and drinking routines. It can take a bit of effort to change our habits at first, but once you get the ball rolling it is quite easy to stick with the new healthier habits.
• United States
15 Mar 10
I drink way too few glasses of water. I go on a spell sometimes and drink 8 glasses or more a day, and do real well for a couple of weeks, then I forget to do it again. I don't know how I forget, because sometimes if I don't have coffee or tea, I just grab a glas of water to take my medications, and it tastes so refreshing.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Mar 10
It is funny how I asked the question "How Much Water Do You Eat?" and I get people answering telling me how muck water that they DRINK! Drinking lots of water each day is important, but more important to me is eating water rich foods and not foods that will dehydrate me.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
15 Mar 10
i am not sure which of the food we take are rich in water. but we eat a lot of vegetables. and my favorite water food is water melon.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Mar 10
It is great that you eat a lot of vegetables as they are mostly high water foods. Watermelon is very high in water. If that is your favourite food, then you are doing well!
• Philippines
13 Mar 10
Yeah, most of the time i reach that percentage since i like to drink water after every meal thereafter and most of my meal too is composed of soups and with water on it. Thus i am nt going to be dehydrated and it is best to drink water it is a natural moisturizer inside and outside of the body.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
14 Mar 10
Eating soups is a great way to stay hydrated. I enjoy soups also and I often have smoothies as well which are extremely high in water content. Having smoothies for breakfast after water first thing in the morning does make me pee a lot, but it also re-hydrates me well after the night.
• India
13 Mar 10
i am not eating water but i am drinking water
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
14 Mar 10
You are also eating water in everything you eat. You just do not realise it and some foods have more than others!
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
13 Mar 10
I love eating soups, with beef, chicken, pork and vegetables, with macaroni or pasta. I also drink lots of iced tea and coffee. I guess, it should be equal to 8 glasses of water for my daily need.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
14 Mar 10
You are probably getting enough fluids into your body, but the beef, chicken, pork, macaroni pasta and coffee will take those fluids from your body so you will not be getting the full value out of the water that you are drinking. A lot of people drink coffee first thing in the morning which is bad in my opinion. I believe that coffee is a diuretic, some do not, but I do from my own personal experiences with drinking it. I feel much more hydrated from drinking water in the morning than the equivalent amount of water in the coffee that I used to have first thing in the morning.
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
13 Mar 10
What about eating ice cream? Is it a good example of eating water because ice or ice cream is mostly made up of water? :)
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
14 Mar 10
Ice-cream does not count as the chemicals in it take away any benefit that the water will give you! Unless you are making your own ice-cream with real fruit like we do!
@MrKennedy (1994)
13 Mar 10
I've never really thought about how much water I EAT Although it is probably quite a bit since I seem to eat quite a bit of fruit lately, and I'm not really a big fan of pasta dishes.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Mar 10
Good to hear that you are eating more fruit lately. Do you feel better from eating more of it?
• Philippines
13 Mar 10
actually i dont eat water i drink it hahahahaha:)) can anybody teach me how to eat water?? actually i drink 8 glasses a day in drinking water cause its the normal way in drinking everyday:)
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Mar 10
You eat water in the form of water rich foods every day. Fresh fruit and vegetables are mostly water. If you eat lots of them then you are eating lots of water!
@lexx87 (1711)
• Mexico
13 Mar 10
You have to drink (nutritional rule) your weight in kg for example my weight is 55 kg x .04 and thats the result thats going to drink of water. Yes i have my own diet with vegetables and fruits and my protein. Even i drink more than my result because i'm drinking my proteins every day ( per 2 times or 3 ) i don't eat enough carps means bread, rice , past because im getting more toned for my abs.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Mar 10
Sounds great. You do not need to be eating bread, rice or pasta at all. You can get all the protein that you ever need from fruit and vegetables!
@primeaque86 (8113)
• Philippines
13 Mar 10
It catches my eye! Great!. Oh thanks for that info my friend... I like apples and oranges... and some fresh vegetables as salad.. I love fresh tomatoes too.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Mar 10
You are welcome. Thank you for your comments. It sounds like you eat very well.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
13 Mar 10
I don’t 'eat' enough water that’s for sure. I struggle to get my five serves of greens so I drink a glass of V8 juice every morning so that takes care of three servings! V8 is great nutritionally but does not have the fibre of the fresh stuff. I love the carbs unfortunately and I consume way too much I know. You have me considering a health kick now, a change in diet may be just what I need to feel on top again. Yes, I must 'eat' more water...
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
12 Mar 10
I hope i do half way good.. i do love pasta, don't eat a whole lot of bread, love veggies & salad but i do eat meat to. i'm sure i good do alot better.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 Mar 10
If you love your veggies and salads, then you are on the right path and doing a lot better than most people in the world these days!
@p1kef1sh (45642)
12 Mar 10
I like to mix a little food with my water. Rocks on the apple pulp etc. In truth I probably, no definitely, eat more foods that are less than 70% water than those that aren't. Living where you do I might well eat more "wet" foods. But over here, especially with the cold, damp days that we have right now, I'd sooner sink a good meat and two veg. Cheers.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 Mar 10
Mate you are not alone in feeling like that with the cold weather. It is not just eating the hot food that warms you. Generally the less water content, the harder it is for your body to digest and this will warm you up as your body works. I agree that it is much easier to eat fruit and salads in a warm climate, but warm veggies and soups are also good in cold climates like the UK.