Water in diet
Water not only relieves thirst, but it also lubricates foods for easy swallowing (saliva), dissolves flavouring compounds - thereby enhancing the taste of some foods - and also dilutes noxious substances which may be accidentally ingested.
Water is used in cooking to soften and make foods eatable (e.g., rice, potatoes) and to facilitate blending of ingredients.
The table below shows the water content as percentage of weight of some common foods and beverages
|Boiled Potatoes ||71%|
|Apple juice ||88%|
|Grape juice || 85% |
|Orange juice ||88%|