Foods to Help You Stay Hydrated

Proper hydration is important for your health. When we don’t consume enough fluids, our bodies are at risk of dehydration. This condition can lead to fatigue, headaches, skin problems, muscle cramps, low blood pressure and rapid heart rate. Experts recommend drinking several glasses of water per day to meet your hydration needs. But while drinking water is key to maintaining health, we can also help meet our hydration needs through foods that contain higher levels of fluids. When we eat foods that have higher levels of fluids, we also receive additional vitamins and minerals.

Below is a list of 6 foods with higher water content.

1. Strawberries - Water content: 91%

Strawberries are a great source of fiber. They also contain disease-fighting antioxidants and vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, folate and manganese.

2. Cucumber - Water content: 95%

Cucumbers are made up almost entirely of water. They provide a small amount of some nutrients including vitamin K, potassium and magnesium. 

3. Lettuce - Water content: 96%

Lettuce is high in vitamins K and A, both of which in studies have been shown to help improve bone and immune system health.

4. Celery - Water content: 95%

Celery is an excellent source of vitamin K and potassium.

5. Bell Peppers - Water content: 92%

Bell peppers contain the highest amount of vitamin C per serving when compared to other fruits and vegetables.  

6. Cauliflower - Water content: 92%

A 1 cup serving of cauliflower contains more than 15 different vitamins and minerals.

For additional foods with higher water content, click here – https://www.livestrong.com/article/350652-percentage-of-water-in-fruits-vegetables/

Denise Boyd, BSc, Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RNH) with a specialization in Cognitive and Immune Support.


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