5 Low-calorie foods that can substitute for water

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.

Himanshu Sharma
Written by:Himanshu SharmaPublished at: Oct 29, 2015

Green tea

Green tea
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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.

Lemonade

Lemonade
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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.

Coconut water

Coconut water
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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.

Watermelon

Watermelon
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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.

Yoghurt smoothie

Yoghurt smoothie
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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. Image:Getty

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