Posted August 4, 2022

Consume a significant amount of water by including a variety of water-rich fruits, vegetables and dairy products in your diet.

Hydration is extremely important for your overall health, especially during the hot, sultry days of summer. Water is your friend, but you can consume a significant amount of water by including a variety of water-rich fruits, vegetables and dairy products in your diet. Try these!

Watermelon (kind of a given, huh?)
water content: 92%
A 1-cup (154-gram) serving contains over a half cup (118 ml) of water, in addition to some fiber and several important nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A and magnesium.

Skim milk
water content: 91%
Made up of mostly water, skim milk provides a considerable amount of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B12, phosphorus and potassium.

Cucumbers (time to plant some in the garden)
water content: 95%
These fresh veggies are made up almost entirely of water and also provide a small amount of some nutrients, such as vitamin K, potassium and magnesium.

Lettuce (summer salads it is)
water content: 96%
One cup (72 grams) of lettuce provides more than a quarter cup (59 ml) of water, in addition to 1 gram of fiber. It also provides 5% of your daily needs for folate.

Plain Yogurt (yogurt popsicles, anyone?)
water content: 88%
A 1-cup (245-gram) serving of plain yogurt is made up of more than 75% water. It also provides several vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus and potassium.

Tomatoes (another great addition to the garden)
water content: 94%
One medium tomato alone provides about a half cup (118 ml) of water. It also provides a significant number of vitamins and minerals, including immune-boosting vitamins A and C.


source: Healthline