A study of nearly 10,000 adults found that staying hydrated by drinking more water and eating water-loaded fruits and vegetables could help with managing weight. They found that as a person’s size increases, so also does the amount of water needed for them to stay hydrated. However, many people confuse possible symptoms of being thirsty—dry mouth, low energy or alertness—with hunger, which could worsen weight problems. One way to increase water intake while still indulging feelings of hunger: try eating more water-laden foods, such as cucumbers, celery, watermelon, raw broccoli, carrots, plums, apples, and peaches. Not only do these fruits and vegetables include valuable nutrients and water, they are also low on calories! “The new secret to losing weight? Water,” CNN.com, July 11, 2016.
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