Moisture in Food
Article by Diet Bites
Foods Comprised Chiefly of Liquids
As we can see by our data chart below, most of the foods listed which contain minimal moisture [water content] are healthy choices for your weight loss plan.
Some choices are specifically directed towards snacks and menu planning for dieters - such as the popcorn and rice cakes, as well as pork skins and rye crackers.
Almost all of the foods in the chart are rich sources for fiber.
Water Activates Dietary Fiber Benefits to the Digestive System
Be sure to pair these with adequate liquid intake amid your day because fiber is like a stack of hay and a match. Without the match - or other heat source, the hay will not ignite.
Dietary fiber requires water in order to obtain its full benefits.
Choking Hazards Associated with Foods Containing Minimal Moisture
In addition, foods which hold minimal liquid content can pose choking problems, particularly where the young and old are involved.
Therefore, never consume these foods without a glass of water or other liquid close at hand. Remember - no one ever plans to have an accident, but smart planning can prevent accidents.
Foods Containing the Least Moisture
We have documented proteins and grains in our list below but wanted to highlight other selections minimal in moisture for your quick reference.
Our list includes the following foods: cooking oils [including lard], table salt, sugars [granulated white, brown, powdered], leveling agents such as baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and yeast, powdered creamer, gumdrops, hard candy, dried spices [oregano, basil, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, curry powder, etc.], dried foods such as onion, potato, milk and buttermilk flakes, pine nuts, vanilla wafers, chocolate and vanilla cookies with crème filling, black pepper, carob flour and reduced fat potato chips.
Foods Containing the Most Moisture
These include: Iceberg lettuce, cucumber, papaya, watermelon, Asian pears, soups, tomatoes, pumpkin, sauerkraut, canned fruits, warm cereals prepared with water, canned macaroni & cheese, cream-style corn, red kidney beans, scalloped potatoes, salads prepared with lettuce, refried beans, cowpeas, baked beans - and the entire legume family.
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