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5 Low-calorie foods that can substitute for water

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 29, 2015
Human body requires a continuous intake of water to replenish the lost fluids. If you are seeking for flavours and textures, you can go for low-calorie substitutes of water.
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    Green tea

    Green tea is a great water alternative. Not just hydration, green tea also gives your health a major boost owing to the presence of compounds called phytochemicals.

    Green tea
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    Fresh-squeezed lemonade is one of the best refreshing beverages. A good alternative to plain water, you can make lemonade in many different ways other than mixing a lemon juice into a glass of water.

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    Coconut water

    Coconut water is touted as the best natural energy drinks. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids, coconut water has many health benefits beyond hydration.

    Coconut water
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    Ninety-two percent of watermelon is water, which makes it an excellent thirst-quencher. Apart from replenishing your body fluids, watermelon has flavour, vitamins and antioxidants which water does not have.

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    Yoghurt smoothie

    Blend together yoghurt and fruits such as strawberries, apple, pineapples, kiwis, oranges, and grapefruit to make a smoothie. Pick fruits with a high water content, so that you restore fluids you’ve lost.


    Yoghurt smoothie
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