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Food Can Help You Stay Hydrated

Food Can Be Hydrating

It’s important to drink water throughout the day, but did you know that what you eat can also help you stay hydrated? Many foods naturally have high water content and deliver many nutrients too! Here are some foods that can help you fulfill your hydration needs.

Food Water Content (%) Other Benefits
Cucumber 95% Low in calories and contain small amounts of potassium, magnesium, and vitamin K
Mixed greens 94% High in many nutrients, such as Vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, and when consumed regularly have been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes
Watermelon 92% Watermelon is full of water and hydrating minerals such as potassium
Broths and soups 92% The health benefits of a broth depend on what the broth is made of. The more vegetables, the more nutrients!
Bell peppers 92% Bell peppers contain vitamin C to aid immune function and help the body absorb iron
Strawberries 91% Strawberries are full of fiber to help keep you fuller longer, and antioxidants to help prevent heart disease
Cantaloupe 90% Packed with vitamin A to help with vision and immune function
Tomato sauce 90% Tomatoes have high water content and contain lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant that can aid in heart health
Plain yogurt 88% Yogurt contains probiotics to help with gut health and can be a great source of calcium and protein to promote bone health. Beware of yogurts with a high sugar content – aim low!
Carrots 87% Carrots contain antioxidant beta-carotene which promotes eye and skin health